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Old 8th November 2010, 09:05   #551
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Sounds like you had a great weekend , Richard !

Well done m8 ....... Isn't working on 19 year old cars fun ?!

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Old 8th November 2010, 15:02   #552
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I'd like to buy a pair of (complete, used non functioning but restorable) rear EDC for the 95 3.8 Touring to send to sportsline if possible. Do they rebuild the proportioning valve also? I have recently rebuilt my SLS (new accumulators and pipes) but now have the Suspension Leveling error message, and I'm told it's the proportioning valve. It's my belief that the rear will go once the valve is replaced, and I'd like to have some ready at the go. It doesn't make sense for me to go to a pick and pull here (what would I get anyway 750iL EDC) and then ship them over.

any help avail over there?

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Old 8th November 2010, 18:53   #553
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Speak to the shop keeper above, he fixed me up.
I have ordered the threaded ring and bolts for the last one, just need nice weather now, oh and some time!

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Old 9th November 2010, 00:15   #554
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Yeap , I've got a pair of rears that I can send to them on your behalf .

Shoot me a p.m. and we'll discuss details .

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Old 19th April 2011, 10:16   #555
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Digging up the old thread.
Anybody know a place rebuilding E30 M3 EDC shocks? I get the warning light when switching through different modes and the modes arent't distinguishable.
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Old 1st June 2011, 17:41   #556
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I was wondering what actually happend to the EDC dampers that was sent to Sportsline by the guy from Taiwan? The thread suddently went cold or what ??

Well to my second question here: does anyone know where to get E39 EDC dampers repaired? I have found absolutely nothing when I´ve searced!

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I was wondering what actually happend to the EDC dampers that was sent to Sportsline by the guy from Taiwan? The thread suddently went cold or what ??

Well to my second question here: does anyone know where to get E39 EDC dampers repaired? I have found absolutely nothing when I´ve searced!
I am the man send EDC to Sportsline for repair from Taiwan, after again and again call by telephone, finally I got the repaired EDC from sportsline, but one front spindle see damaged(some scratch/hollow
on spindle surface, he say by shipping, but I think that the spindle was rebuilt from old edc one and install to my EDC, he said want to resend one to me, but after many time to call, no new one received! And I give up!).

And I still not install them all!

If want to know suggest to rebuilt by them or not, my answer is NOT!
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I am the man send EDC to Sportsline for repair from Taiwan, after again and again call by telephone, finally I got the repaired EDC from sportsline, but one front spindle see damaged(some scratch/hollow
on spindle surface, he say by shipping, but I think that the spindle was rebuilt from old edc one and install to my EDC, he said want to resend one to me, but after many time to call, no new one received! And I give up!).

And I still not install them all!

If want to know suggest to rebuilt by them or not, my answer is NOT!
Thanks for the informative update.
I find it a little funny that noone ever asked you about this! What´s your own opinion about the subject? I went through most of the replies and it reminds me of the same sort of things that sometimes happen in Germany. We have seen socalled experts being refered to like when they were gods and suddently it all comes to a sudden end. We had a guy that used to repair automatic gearboxes and everyone went down south and stayed on a hotel overnight if nessesary. Never asking if the effort ever was worth the money. It was like if ZF Service had never existed. People started to realice although that the moon actually wasn´t made by green cheese. A guy from the north went down there 3 times with the exact same problem and payed quite a lot of money each time. He never ended up being satisfied with the work that had been done he just learned to live with it. I´m not trying to be sarkastic or anything I just see a red thread here. Never underestimate the importance of knowledge and experience. Honestly the M5 did cost a fortune when it came out and the EDC suspension was and still is extremely reliable and expensive for a reason. I spoke to a germen race driver and he said to me that the EDC indeed was very good at what it was suppose to be doing. I mean who ever knew for sure that the car regained its original safety and performance after the re-make of the dampers? A guy here asked the question if anyone had ever tested it on the Nürburgring? He never got a reply on his very well asked question. All BMWs have been tested on the Nürburgring for a reason. Every negative detail that was pointed out by the test driver was adjusted or even improved over and over again until the proper result had been achieved.
I own an E39 with EDC and it´s really a pain in the a.. that I have to replace the dampers but again what did I expect when I bought the car in the first place? That it would be as cheap as a KIA to maintain? Not very likely. The EDC Fahrwerk is very very well set up and I must say I can´t complain about it. My car is a 1996 sedan with 2700000 on the clock so I pretty much think it´s okay that the dampers need to be replaced.

Please don´t get me wrong here. I really appreciate all the information I´ve been given when going thru the replies in this thread. I wished from the begining that the story would have ended better but it seems to me that it turned out just the way I feared most when starting on this thread.

I still think it would be very interesting to hear from those who first installed the re-made dampers back in 2008 how the handling is 3 years later?

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Attempt at rear SLS shock rebuild

I have a friend of mine who us a retired Swiss helicopter engineer living in Jakarta , he now runs a precision plating and machining business including hydraulic rams for the oil and gas industries.

He loves to tinker with new projects especially if it's tricky , meeting him next week when he gets back from an overseas project , whatever happens (project abort, failure or success) I'll put a post up

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