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  1. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Has anybody had the rear struts off one of these? I'm really struggling to get the bottom bolt of the strut. It appears to be torqued to 250Nm and is especially hard to get at. BMW designed it so that it faces inwards and is surrounded by all sorts of other bits of suspension. I just can't get...
  2. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hello All, I have been searching for front shock absorbers (struts) for my 630i. I only found Bilstien with part number 22 221490. Interestingly, this article is being specified for both 650i and 630i. BMW specify two different part numbers for front struts. Anyone with Bilstein experience or...
  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Does driving with almost worn shocks and struts put more wear on the other suspension parts, besides experiencing crappy ride quality?
  4. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys, some advise please, the old girl has gone through the MOT yesterday, she passed. so good news on that front, but I have a "advisory note" on both front struts. I was in a rush so took the car to Kwikfit to get the MOT done in my lunch hour. I know that Kwikfit at times do exaggerate...
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    My compact used to open the boot with the key and the boot would come up automatically. It stopped doing it so i’ve replaced the struts, but it’s still not rising. I’ve noticed the BMW ones are quite a bit thicker than the replacement ones (which I’ve been assured work with my car!) and they...
  6. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Anyone here used SGS or euro car parts for replacement bonnet struts, I think with colder weather my struts are no longer able to hold the bonnet up... Andy Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  7. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi I’m thinking I maybe need to replace or service the tailgate struts on my 2005 e61 touring. The boot is very stiff to open and close but it does stay open on its own. I have been looking for aftermarket struts but previous forum posts elsewhere are saying stay away from the cheap stuff. BMW...
  8. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    On the back of the recent post 'boot pop' I've just realised that my struts are knackered. If I open the boot usin the key fob it just unlocks but doesn't lift up. Never thought much of it but actually it would be really useful if the boot opened without me having to lift it, especially if I'm...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    So I'm going to change my shocks and struts and also all 4 springs on my 325ci with sport suspension. I've decided to use Koni FSD shocks and struts and was wondering if I should use Eibach Prokit springs or just use stock sport springs knowing that I want my Konis to last for as long as...
  10. General BMW Discussions
    H all, I've been re-building a 1997 318is and I now think I may have M-tech suspension. The reason being is I've fitted monroe front shocks and the offside tyre rubs slightly on the spring perch. Looking back at the e-bay listing it says "does not fit m-tech" etc. Is there less clearance with...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Can't decide what to do, either buy genuine BMW shocks and struts + springs, which would cost ~600 EUR for rear + 800 EUR for front. Obviously I want quality + the same good handling as I would get with genuine brand new BMW shocks and struts. But is it worth it to spend ~1.4k EUR (~1.2K £)...
  12. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi all. The bonnet gas strut's have gone, has any one replaced their's?and where would be a good outlet for them apart from the main dealer's, thank you for any information. :thumbsup
  13. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    I replaced the worn boot struts on my 840 with a pair of new SGS engineering struts. They were working well when after about 6 months the top end fitting on one side sheared. This happened when I was closing the boot and the piston rod managed to damage the boot lid. Annoying. They...
  14. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi there, I already have the replacements in hand, but wanted to know if there was a 'proper' method for getting the duff struts off. Is it simply a matter of prising the joints off the ball with flathead?
  15. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, I have tried new tailgate struts on my 2007 E61 from a couple of suppliers, but both had the 8mm fittings on the ends. My car appears to be equipped with 10mm fittings :( I tried to remove the fittings on the end of the dampers, but they did not want to come off. I didn't try too...
  16. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, Hoping someone has a quick fix solution here. I recently bought a 2009 E91 and the main boot struts seem really stiff. It requires the boot to be lifted up (won't go up on its own). Once it's up, it stays up. It's there anything I can do that could fix it? Or should I just but new...
  17. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, I have just recently replaced my original bonnet which I believe is aluminium for a steel bonnet. At this moment in time I do not have the funds for aluminium so have gone for a steel bonnet. The problem I now have is the standard bonnet struts do not hold the bonnet open.. Anyone have a...
  18. General BMW Discussions
    I need two new tale gate struts for the boot lid, the main one. I only seem to be able to find bonnet ones, are they the same thing maybe? Does anyone know where I can get some? Also my fuel cap door won't push to open. The little button still works in side but I think there's a little pad...
  19. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hi All, I could do with a new set of gas struts for the bonnet. Where would be the best place to buy them? tried Europarts - no luck Thanks
  20. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Can someone please tell me if the tailgate struts are supposed to actually push the tailgate up when the tailgate is opened or are they just designed to keep it in the up position after it has been lifted up by hand? Thanks
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