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Old 12-18-2018, 10:05 AM
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Heh LVR. Your misery is not without company here.
Got that same w_t_f moment this month as well
Iím hearing ya... my 4.4 also has the squeaky suspension at the rear which is both annoying and kind of embarrassing when you go over speed humps.... so it gets upper control arms and bushes done first as soon as poss....

Then the 4.8...because the better half is driving the 4.4 and weíre down to the Ute/pickup as the only Ďquietí daily driver....

Iím sure the learning will be fun....
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Old 12-18-2018, 10:08 AM
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I have a front left bag you can have but itís only the bag not the whole strut. I have replaced three bags now and am starting to get the hang of it. It takes a fair bit longer than replacing the whole strut. There are eight ďoĒ rings. I am in Australia near Ballarat.
Hey mate. Was nearly in Ballarat recently. The guy who bought my old race car lives there....

Iíve not even thought of just doing the bag only. Yup mines the front left. Whatís involved in doing it?
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Old 12-18-2018, 10:11 AM
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Did you do it yourself? Iíve never done this but am going to have a crack at the install myself as the labour quoted was around $1,000 AUD.
I did, it's really not bad. More time consuming than anything else, having a second pair of hands is beneficial and will speed things up.

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Old 12-18-2018, 10:23 AM
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I did, it's really not bad. More time consuming than anything else, having a second pair of hands is beneficial and will speed things up.

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I might hit you up for answers to questions I donít even know about then if you donít mind? For example I have no idea how Iím going to isolate the existing air lines other than a simple crimping?

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Old 12-18-2018, 10:24 AM
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Are you just doing the fronts? I did a full conversion on mine, so I really don't know if you can just do one axle at a time.

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Old 12-18-2018, 10:34 AM
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Yeah Iím doing the whole thing... Iím waiting on bilstein b6ís to be back in stock, H+Rís are already avail, spring mounts and front strut top hats are all sorted....
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Old 12-18-2018, 10:35 AM
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I unhooked my air lines and didn't think twice. Just took the compressor out and went about my business.

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Almost 20K miles on my setup and couldn't be happier.
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Old 02-10-2019, 06:01 AM
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Ok so I was all set to rip it out. After having done my first set of control arms and ball joints I figured the job couldn't be too bad as a DIY.

After waiting for Bilsteins to come into stock now for 2 months, a comment from AussieXer re swapping out the bag only became an option. A new bag was only $225 so was worth a punt. A couple of tips and links from AussieXer and it was on.

Wrestled with the removal for over 2 hours as the old bag was seized on the shaft. As I said elsewhere, the gentle persuasion of the manual impact device, rotary penetration device and surgical cutting device meant I was gonna win in the end....



Getting the new bag on was then a bit tricky but eventually with lots of silicon lube and more usage of the manual impact device it was whole again.



So after reinstalling the strut and resetting the EHCII module... the moment of truth... success or failure...

and success... after reset it just simply rose up and all was good with my BMW's again...

Wife is well pleased to have her car back..

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