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  1. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi. I have the 4.8is with the two axle air suspension. It was bought originally with the ‘sports suspension’ package. I know a sports suspension is firm but is there any easy way to make the ride smoother other than changing to springs? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi I have a 2012 520d Touring. One morning I found the back of the car sat very low as if there was no air in the rear airbags. Over the next few weeks this happened around 4 times on the other occasions the car was fine ie sat high as it should be. (no middle ground ie half way down) I have...
  3. General BMW Discussions
    hi looking for advice regarding the electronic suspension on my 2011 bmw 525d touring. Just failed mot on leaking rear edc shocks on both sides, car has done alot of miles (180,000) but 30,000 a year for first 6 years all on motorway , engine sounds beauftiful and full service history but has...
  4. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi I drive a 2017 3series 318d msport Last day or two I noticed that the suspension on the front passengers side felt bit soft/bumpy when driving slowly and especially when turning the car into streets or roads on the right plus roundabouts. There doesn’t seem to be any cracks on the spring...
  5. General BMW Discussions
    Hi I have a 2017 3series msport Over last day or so I’ve felt the passenger side front suspension feel bit soft/bumpy when driving slow and turning to the right. No sign of any cracks on the spring or oil coming from suspension that I can see Any ideas ? Would it could this be a wheel...
  6. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello, I was looking for some advice on suspension fitment. I have an 08 e92 325i MSport (n53) and the one of the springs has just given up outside my fiends house so I'll need to replace quickly. I now plan on refitting all of the suspension as it's a little tired anyway. I have seen an...
  7. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    My car is the LCI M Sport plus model. Is it generally understood that these need new springs to perform better or was it just pre LCI? If changes are needed then please could pass on any relevant info. TIA
  8. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    But now Not ! Both rear bags new.No signs of leaks so far . But car sags down a bit after 24 hours ?
  9. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I’m looking at an F30 for £6-8k, which seems to give me either a 320d or 320i. I’m looking for something fun to drive so would like stiffer than standard suspension. I’ve noticed there are sport line models. Do these have lowered/stiffer suspension compared to standard/modern/luxury models? And...
  10. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Need to get a few things sorted on my 1991 850 . Had it for over 5yrs now and it's needed new shock front and poss rear. Should I stick to oem or aftermarket ? Thanks Reg
  11. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    any simple ideas what could cause this ?
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hello im new please be gentle. im looking at getting an e36 316i either a coupe or a compact, i prefer the look of the compact but i heard they dont have as good rear suspension, can anyone tell me exactly whats different and any other notable differences between the compact and the coupe?
  13. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Got some play in my front tension control arms and need to replace them. I don't want to buy cheap ones with bushings that only last a year, are these two brands any good? MEYLE - do a whole set for £190 or...
  14. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Folks, I have a few seperate niggles that I'm wondering if any of you have ever had / got? I have a 2012 F10 535d M-Sport (Euro spec 313ps) fitted with Dynamic Drive. Dynamic Drive Suspension Noise Firstly I am getting a very light tapping sound when going over speed bumps, particularly...
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    So I've read up on multiple forums about this myth that the reason e46s (among others) sit lower on the right is that the the car was designed to have say a 80-90kg person sat on the left which would balance out the car. I can't find any proof of this but seems a good reason for it. I recently...
  16. General BMW Discussions
    Hi, Can anyone tell me if the front struts are the same on F2X and F3X 2.0 diesel bmw's? I am getting some conflicting information
  17. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello guys! I have a seriously irritating problem that 5 independent workshops were unable to fix so far. My e90 had a slight front end clunking and my mechanic advised me to change the front shocks. Every other suspension component seemed okay so I went out and bought brand new Sachs shocks. I...
  18. 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...
  19. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Good afternoon everyone. Been a while since I’ve been on here. I have a 330ci sport. E46. Just had new rear shocks and springs fitted but with 2 passengers she is bottoming out slightly on the rear drivers side. I have 19 inch rims on her. All tyres are at 35 psi. The rear drivers side is...
  20. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I recently changed my rear airbags for the Arnott units as one was leaking. Since replacing them the compressor does not switch on. Fuses have been checked-all ok. There is an electrical supply going to the compressor so that's ok. The car runs but the compressor wont kick in, any suggestions?