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      04-02-2013, 02:24 PM   #1
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Front suspension issue only in 14k miles?

Hi Guys,
I got a 2009 e90 lci with standard suspension, the car has only done 14k miles till now, i had to give it to the dealer to get my rear bumper replaced as i was hit by a stupid fellow, anyways now the dealer has called me & told me i have a leak in the front left suspension & told me not to worry as its covered as i am still under warranty. He didn't get much technical saying bmw will replace it but i m shocked how the front suspension can act so funny in just 14k miles. I had rft on for 13k miles as i just changed to tubeless recently & the roads this part of the world is terrible, could it be the reason for all this or just a defect in the e90 lci front suspension.

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a 'leak' would be the shock, and they can go bad quickly if dirt gets around the piston rod, or if there is a small manufacturing defect in the valving. it happens, but is not common. bad roads will only make it more apparent or go bad faster, and generally not be the cause
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thanks for the info, here the roads this side of the world are pathetic, i guess good thing it showed up now when i m still under warranty.

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update got the car back from from the dealer few days ago, after they changed my front struts, i feel the car is abit higher now from the front, will it settle down after a while?

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update got the car back from from the dealer few days ago, after they changed my front struts, i feel the car is abit higher now from the front, will it settle down after a while?

Measure ride height - post back.

Where exactly are you?

Were any [oil filled] bushings replaced?
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