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June 13, 2017, 09:50:09 PM

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MOT Fail - Rear Springs
« on: June 13, 2017, 09:50:09 PM »
My X3 failed its MOT today for a broken rear drivers spring and headlight aim too low.

I have sorted the headlight aim as I forgot when I fitted the angel eyes I was playing with the coding.

Now is it me are all garages taking the mick or is there a hard way too change a spring on an X3?
I have just done the drivers side rear (broken one) using a couple of jacks and a 18mm socket. It took me 35 minutes, I will be doing the passenger side tomorrow.

3 garages quoted me £300+ to supply and fit as they all said around 2 hours. I had some new uprated ones in my shed so decided to give it a go and for anyone else (which anyone with an E83 X3 will need to replace) do it yourself.
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June 13, 2017, 10:41:33 PM
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Re: MOT Fail - Rear Springs
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2017, 10:41:33 PM »
15-20 mins per side...

June 14, 2017, 05:51:24 PM
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Re: MOT Fail - Rear Springs
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2017, 05:51:24 PM »
Our E46 eats rear springs too!  BMW said it was because they were made of recycled steel.....no really!  :blink:
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June 15, 2017, 01:49:26 PM
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Re: MOT Fail - Rear Springs
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2017, 01:49:26 PM »
Our E46 eats rear springs too!  BMW said it was because they were made of recycled steel.....no really!  :blink:

Not because you weigh a ton ?  >:D :))
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