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I finally had the rear accumulators done. It made a big difference, for the better. Also changed out the hydraulic motor mounts. She justs gets better with age.:1:
 

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I second that!

Good stuff. Just can't wait to get the beast out from hibernation...
It is killing me seeing this nice weather and seeing my BT stuck indoors. Problem is the nice weather only lasts a few days and there is still lots of gravel on the roads... Oh well, it will come eventually...
 

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I finally had the rear accumulators done. It made a big difference, for the better.
Can you describe the difference it made? I'm trying to decide if mine need to be changed as well. I notice that the rear suspension is very stiff, with little travel, but my local BMW specialist says that is normal and the accumulators are fine.

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Can you describe the difference it made? I'm trying to decide if mine need to be changed as well. I notice that the rear suspension is very stiff, with little travel, but my local BMW specialist says that is normal and the accumulators are fine.

Sean
I think mine are too lose and feel floaty. Maybe thats because I am just used to the 95 M5 suspension.
 

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Can you describe the difference it made? I'm trying to decide if mine need to be changed as well. I notice that the rear suspension is very stiff, with little travel, but my local BMW specialist says that is normal and the accumulators are fine.

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Before the rear sat so low you couldn't get your fingers between the tire and wheel well. Going over bumps was jarring, very harsh. It wasn't too bad for highway driving, but in town was where you'd feel it. Now the car is about an inch higher and much smoother over bumps.
 

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After reading that - I may need to change mine as well...
 

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After reading that - I may need to change mine as well...
Check it out. After reading the posts on this board and gauging the car's performance, I figured this was a real concern. I felt like an idiot once the replacement was done. OF COURSE the accumulators were done. Geez. My saving grace?......... Please remember, my BT is THE ONLY one I've ever seen! So, I rely on this board's members and pay attention to what they're doing to improve our cars. And I'm fortunate to have the opportunity to steward a fine example.
 

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That's the great thing about this extended family - here to help one another! Again - many thanks for describing your ride before doing them. My ride is firm but I thought it was because I had bilsteins and Eibachs. Likely needs to be done by now anyway...
 

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Before the rear sat so low you couldn't get your fingers between the tire and wheel well. Going over bumps was jarring, very harsh. It wasn't too bad for highway driving, but in town was where you'd feel it. Now the car is about an inch higher and much smoother over bumps.
Hmm, sounds like mine too, looks like its time to change them.

Thanks.
 
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