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Old 08-28-2008, 08:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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E36 Bilstien problem

Has anyone had this happen to them?

My rear right Bilstien Sport shock on my E36 literally slid right off the bolt holding it to the lower A-arm, the bolt and the metal shaft stayed, but the rubber bushng slid right off the shaft and over the bolt head like it was lubricated for something.

It was a weird feeling on the way to school today with no rear right shock, i thought my tire was going flat.

So i bought a pair of thick washers and reinstalled the shock with the washer holding it from sliding off, and put a washer on the other shock (which had not come off)

What is up with that? my bilstien shocks didn't come with washers, like my brother's Konis did.
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Has anyone had this happen to them?

My rear right Bilstien Sport shock on my E36 literally slid right off the bolt holding it to the lower A-arm, the bolt and the metal shaft stayed, but the rubber bushng slid right off the shaft and over the bolt head like it was lubricated for something.

It was a weird feeling on the way to school today with no rear right shock, i thought my tire was going flat.

So i bought a pair of thick washers and reinstalled the shock with the washer holding it from sliding off, and put a washer on the other shock (which had not come off)

What is up with that? my bilstien shocks didn't come with washers, like my brother's Konis did.
Hi Sam, how's everything, maybe the washers work their way out of the boxes........
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yeah there's supposed to be washers. good luck
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they must have!!

i am doin allright meself, just replaced the windshield on my E36... the clunking is still there, i have officially decided that it must be my CV joint on the half shaft, it's the only thing i haven't checked yet

i spend more time on r3vlimited.com i guess because i am an E30 fanatic but this place is still awesome, especially if i need E36 help!
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oh and by the way johnny i finally got around to ordering a valve cover gasket set for my E36 to stop that oil leaking into my spark plug holes! thanks for the help on that matter!
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thanks. Its all good now though, the washers i bought fit perfectly. Another lesson learned.
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