Bimmerfest - BMW Forums - View Single Post - Bilstein PSS strut problem
View Single Post
Old 04-09-2011, 05:55 PM
Jason5driver's Avatar
Jason5driver Jason5driver is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Middle of a corn field
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 4,694
Mein Auto: E39 hamster w/ pin-wheel
Originally Posted by doru View Post
Hey, Jason, could it not be the lack of 9/16 grade 8 lock washer issue Bimmerfiver was experiencing also? Does this not sound familiar to you?
Not sure...
However, like 540-M-Sport wrote, the Bilstein Pss coil-overs are an assembly.

Although, I did install the washers on my H&R's...

My thread:

Originally Posted by Jason5driver
Placing the new 9/16" grade 8 lock washer on:

Originally Posted by DHoang View Post
IF Bilstein outsourced its production to China, India, or Vietnam, then that would be a reason why quality has gone down the gutter.
It's not just Bilstein either...
Brembo, and many others are doing the same.
However, Taiwanese products seem to be of a higher quality IMO...

Originally Posted by Orxan4ik View Post
FYI German made parts fail too
Yes, but not near as often IMO.

Originally Posted by 540 M-Sport View Post
I presently have about 35k miles.
Perhaps there is a height range the Bilstein Pss coil-overs need to be set at...?
My H&R's need to be at least 1"-1.75" below OEM stock sport height.
That means, that if I have the car's height at only 0.75" lower than OEM stock sport height, I run the risk of blowing out the valving in the struts/shocks.
Reply With Quote