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  1. Aerosus air spring installation

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all , as above I’m going to attempt to DIY replacing one if the air suspsenon air bags . I’ve purchased an aerosus unit but it doesn’t come with instructions . I’ve seen arnott instructions as well as some videos on YouTube but wondered if there were any steps specific to the Aerosus springs...
  2. Spring compressor for E92

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Doing a suspension refresh on my E92. Done both rear shocks last week and seemed simple. Next doing the fronts but as you know they need spring compressor. Can anyone recommend a set of compressor that works on the Ex series please :) I am reading some conflicting stuff that some DIY...
  3. F30 Horn/clock spring repalcement

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Good Morning, I have recently become the proud owner of a F30 but have discovered that my horn only works intermittently + I get occasions where none of the steering wheel buttons work for a time. So I wanted to attempt to change the clock spring as it seems the likely culprit. I have changed...
  4. 2009 E70 X5 Air Spring Issue

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    All noticed yesterday when parked my passenger side back wheel arch was about 10cm lower than the drivers side, i'm guessing the air spring has a leak, when I start the car it goes straight back up, it's a 2009 X5 M-sport with 90k on it, im also guessing i need to replace both at the same...
  5. E70 2008 M Sport Coil Spring query

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    I have recently purchased a 2008 X5 E70 3.0d M SPORT 7S. The passenger side is sitting around 12mm higher front and back. My mechanic has checked the air suspension and it looks OK, but the Coil Springs on the front are both different and the passenger side like like the shock and spring have...
  6. Which Air Spring for an F11

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Afternoon all So then, my F11 Air Spring has failed on the Offside again. 2 Failures on a Genuine BMW Air Spring. Can anybody recommend an alternative replacement to Genuine BMW? Cheers
  7. Which brand replacement air spring

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all , have what I suspect is a leaking suspension air spring . What brand replacement do people recommend from experience ? Car is 61 520d f11. Garage reckon non oem bag is £350+ vat but arnott one’s are £170 or so ? Many thanks
  8. N52 / Broken valve spring

    General BMW Discussions
    Is there anybody who can help me diagnose my e92's head issue? Started as light tapping but has now morphed into full blown diesel sounding clatter. Think it could be a broken valve spring or similar as its constant whether the cars cold/hot etc Cars a 325i Any help/advice appreciated Sent...
  9. Parking / Handbrake Spring ratchet

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi 525D E60 LCI. The handbrake wont pull up, or it does but ratchets straight back down. I understand there is a spring behind the press button that tensions the ratchet to stop this. Looking on ebay I can buy replacement handles with leather gaither but they do not have the button. Makes me...
  10. Failed front spring replacement advice

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    My attempt yesterday at replacing a front spring failed badly, never done fronts before but done rears many times. Rusted bolts where first nightmare, drop link spun, so need to replace that as did track rod, and the clasp bolt on hub is a problem too. These hopefully I can sort but my biggest...
  11. E91 2006 correct front spring?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    hey guys so I was just about to leave my house reversed for about 1m or so and sharp spring snap noise changed my plans... so several days later I get my order from carparts4less finally today replaced it along with new shock absorber poped wheel back on, lowered car and surprise surprise new...
  12. Suspension Spring Part Numbers, 630i,635d, 645Ci and 650i Pre and Post LCI

    Technical Guides for BMW E24, E63, E64, F12, F13.
    I put this together for another forum so thought I'd throw it over here as well for reference. If anyone comes across any different combinations/numbers please let me know so I can add or amend the list :thumbsup.
  13. E46 correct seating for the spring on the shock

    Technical Guides for the E46
    Hi is this right? Thanks in advance ?
  14. New Spring fitting - BMW Specialist in North West UK - F30 335Dx

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Any guys local with recommendations for fitting new springs to a 335Dx? Also what is the general consensus for best options for lowering springs? i've read a lot of threads with different info regarding how much each set lowers the car by and some having potential problems on pre-face lift F32...
  15. n53 camshaft valve spring compressor tool

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    hi im wanting to renew my valve stem seals on my n53 engine and i must first remove my camshafts but reading up on the tis it seems like ive got to invest in a speacial tool to remove and install the cams after the seals are done has anybody replaced there seals without needing this tool any...
  16. strange spring

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi All, whilst driving my sons 2008 318 d a spring dropped on my foot!! its approximately 2'' long and about 5/8 around, it has a hard plastic thing that runs up the middle, and one end looks like an anchor point but the other end is missing! it looks like its broken off something? clutch...
  17. Spring noise from clutch I think

    Hi guys. For the past 4 days my 320d has been making this noise. Car drives fine but this noise is irritating, when my foot is on the clutch I can hear it but once I move off in 1st gear it goes away but will come back once i stop the car and engine is still running
  18. E63 back coil spring advisory on mot

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi guys couple of real amateur questions. Car passed its mot today it’s a 645 but the guy advised that the rear passenger coil spring is “ about to go “ so questions are : do all springs need to be replaced together.(or at least both back springs)? Will just replacing the bad one feel obvious...
  19. Handbrake service spring lock trouble

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Set about changing the handbrake shoes on my E91 yesterday but I could not for the life of me get the service lock spring to catch on the latch and I was pushing back on it will ridiculous force - wedging myself in all sorts of positons dash/seat/floor... I could get it far enough back that...
  20. Clock spring issue - E53 X5 3.0 diesel

    Auto Electrical Forum
    I recently posted an issue with my e53 x5 , the steering wheel functions , horn , wipers weren't working , air bag light , seat belt alarm coming on as well as other warnings and alarms . I managed to find out from another forum that it was the " clock spring " that was faulty , this is on the...