Home Forums Articles How To's FAQ Register
Go Back   Xoutpost.com > BMW SAV Forums > X5 (E53) Forum
Arnott
User Name
Password
Member List Premier Membership Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Xoutpost server transfer and maintenance is occurring....
Xoutpost is currently undergoing a planned server migration.... stay tuned for new developments.... sincerely, the management


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-08-2009, 03:25 PM
bdriven's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 156
bdriven is on a distinguished road
Exclamation air spring DIY

Alright, so one of my airsprings sounds just like a flat tire, so obviously is toast. I bought the two airsprings from Tischer for about $300.
I would like to replace them myself, has anybody here ever tried that??
Need some input/tips/help, cause brothers, I'm doing it....sometime next week that is....but doing it.
Thanks!!
2000 4.4i (E53)
Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links

  #2  
Old 06-08-2009, 04:50 PM
flatlander's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Illinois
Posts: 287
flatlander is on a distinguished road
So the air spring just popped? Is one side sitting lower than the other now?

Quote:
Originally Posted by bdriven View Post
Alright, so one of my airsprings sounds just like a flat tire, so obviously is toast. I bought the two airsprings from Tischer for about $300.
I would like to replace them myself, has anybody here ever tried that??
Need some input/tips/help, cause brothers, I'm doing it....sometime next week that is....but doing it.
Thanks!!
2000 4.4i (E53)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-08-2009, 04:58 PM
bdriven's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 156
bdriven is on a distinguished road
yeah, at first it would take a while for it to drop on one side, now, you can hear the air hissing out from the left air spring and looks bad...real low on the left....
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-08-2009, 05:04 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Vancouver, WA/PDX
Posts: 831
jsears is on a distinguished road
I didn't know the springs would pop. I always thought it was the bag!?
__________________
Jeff
Current:
'07 Jeep Wrangler
'06 BMW X5 3.0i

Former:
'12 WRX; '08 WRX; '06 BMW X5 4.8is Dinan S1; '02 BMW 530i Dinan S2
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-08-2009, 05:08 PM
vinuneuro's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: MI/IL/IN
Posts: 7,800
vinuneuro is on a distinguished road
Air spring= bag.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-08-2009, 05:11 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Vancouver, WA/PDX
Posts: 831
jsears is on a distinguished road
Assuming he is referring to the rear suspension, since that's what the tags indicate.

The OP said he purchased 2 springs. I assumed from the RealOEM diagram that he is referring to Part #1 Pneumatic Springs for the left and right side. Whereas Part #8 is the bag, which there is only 1 of for the rear suspension. Right?

__________________
Jeff
Current:
'07 Jeep Wrangler
'06 BMW X5 3.0i

Former:
'12 WRX; '08 WRX; '06 BMW X5 4.8is Dinan S1; '02 BMW 530i Dinan S2
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-08-2009, 05:13 PM
bdriven's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 156
bdriven is on a distinguished road
Yup, it's #1 in the diagram, there's a left and right, I would replace both anyways.
Thank you guys,
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-08-2009, 06:47 PM
01 BMW_X5's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: KS
Posts: 354
01 BMW_X5 is on a distinguished road
Removing and installing/replacing rear left or right air spring

This may help if you don't have the Bentley manual
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-08-2009, 06:56 PM
bdriven's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 156
bdriven is on a distinguished road
Many Thanks!!
Will let you know how it turns out!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-08-2009, 07:29 PM
Weasel's Avatar
Almost never on here anymore :(
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: New Orleans, La
Posts: 6,892
Weasel will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsears View Post
Assuming he is referring to the rear suspension, since that's what the tags indicate.

The OP said he purchased 2 springs. I assumed from the RealOEM diagram that he is referring to Part #1 Pneumatic Springs for the left and right side. Whereas Part #8 is the bag, which there is only 1 of for the rear suspension. Right?

By the way... part# 8 in that is not a bag, in that metal hump is the compressor motor, it's power relay (30-87 relay), and air control valving/solenoids.
__________________
"When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all" (Bender, futurama)

You make something idiotproof, they'll make a better idiot


You think professional is expensive, just wait until you pay for amateur.

Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.

Examine what is said, not who speaks.

X5 pics

RIP 4.6is.....

2003 4.6is
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
air, diy, rear, spring, suspension

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:45 PM.
vBulletin, Copyright 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
2017 Xoutpost.com. All rights reserved. Xoutpost.com is a private enthusiast site not associated with BMW AG.
The BMW name, marks, M stripe logo, and Roundel logo as well as X3, X5 and X6 designations used in the pages of this Web Site are the property of BMW AG.
This web site is not sponsored or affiliated in any way with BMW AG or any of its subsidiaries.