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Went to go out earlier and the o/s/f suspension collapsed.

As i started to reverse i heard a loud bang and the spring had snapped.

Is this a common fault or was i just unlucky?
 

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BMW springs and all other springs will break at some point if not replaced:thumbsup

They are probably the original springs, time to decide on how much of the suspension you are going to replace:hihi

You will notice a huge difference in ride comfort by replacing all springs and shocks including top mounts:thumbsup

However, the least you need to replace is both front springs. Please do not just replace the snapped one only like I have known to occur in the past. It will give you no end of bother:frown
 

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It turns out that this is a common problem with the 5 series once they get to about 10 yrs old.

It's only the front ones i've been told. ( that was by the AA man)
 
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