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From digest.v7.n147 Wed Aug 20 19:07:18 1997
From: "Steve D'Gerolamo" <>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 1997 19:01:40 -0400
Subject: Rear Shock Mounts
>Date: Wed, 20 Aug 1997 13:50:35 -0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)
>Subject: E30 rear shock mounts help!
>Ok guys. I am having a lot of trouble with these. I
>replaced my rear shock mounts last month in my '84 318i on
>both sides. The car handled fine for about 3 weeks. Then,
>one day the driver's side mount gave out. Seems that the
>shock ripped itself out of the mount with all of that
>up/down motion, taking the small metal tubular bushing in
>the middle of the mount with it.
>However, yesterday, it happened AGAIN, this time on the
>other side. I am really puzzled. I know that when I
>installed the mounts, I forgot to put those washers in
>between the mounts and the shocks, which I will do this
>time, but I don't think that was the cause of the failure.

You definitely have to have the upper and lower washers in place to distribute the load evenly through the mount or the sleeve will continue to rip out of the rubber. I include new gaskets and flange locknuts with the mounts I does Turner and some of the other quality parts suppliers. You can also upgrade to the convertible shock mounts (about twice the price) if you want something longer lasting. SD
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