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Broken coil spring again!!

Old 09-03-2018, 06:23 PM
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When I got this car 6 yrs ago with only63Kkms it had both rear springs broken, this morning as I was going to replace the front brake pads noticed this at 145000kms....
Sooo disappointing where BMW quality has gone over the years, I am pretty anal about avoiding potholes and bumps in the road and yet.....



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Old 09-04-2018, 02:00 PM
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This is not a normal thing for springs to fail on BMW's, so makes me think you have a special case. I see it's completely rusted ... You're in Nova Scotia - maybe your area is just extremely harsh on the spring metal. You didn't ask a question or anything, so I'd just say to replace and move on.
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This is not a normal thing for springs to fail on BMW's, so makes me think you have a special case. I see it's completely rusted ... You're in Nova Scotia - maybe your area is just extremely harsh on the spring metal. You didn't ask a question or anything, so I'd just say to replace and move on.
yes am moving on, however bmw springs ARE a problem as no other cars I know of have this problem and my E39 spend most of its life in Ottawa and got broken springs too.
My guess is cheap Chinese steel.
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Old 09-05-2018, 05:49 AM
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yes am moving on, however bmw springs ARE a problem as no other cars I know of have this problem and my E39 spend most of its life in Ottawa and got broken springs too.
My guess is cheap Chinese steel.
I shall contest your statement that springs are a problem with BMW only. I have owned 8 BMWs since 1971 and have done 1 600 000 kms on them and have experienced but one spring failure. That was on my present 2005 545, at 330 000 kms. I think yours is a special case, even if Chinese steel is being employed. Chinese steel is employed in other car brands, but you claim that they have no problems. Curious!
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I've run BMWs since '87 and had one spring break in all that time. It was a Dinan spring on my E34 M5, not OE.
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