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Old 10-31-2007, 02:28 AM   #1
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525i Touring rear shocks...HELPPPPPPP

Anybody have any suggestions on what to do about a leaking rear shock on a 1992 525i Touring (wagon)? The Left rear has blown which is tied into the power steering pump. Apparently a replacement is NLA and I can't seem to find a used one. Apparently there is a conversion to regular struts but I can't find any info.

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Old 10-31-2007, 04:44 AM   #2
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What does "NLA" mean? Shocks for the self-leveling suspension are expensive, run about $600ea. I know bavauto.com has them.
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Old 10-31-2007, 09:45 AM   #3
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NLA = No longer available. Not sure what is meant by struts, isn't a 92 525i running something like the E36 z-axle?
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does that touring have some type of auto leveling or something?
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Thanks for the link to bavauto...this is the first place to have them available. At $584 per side now the debate becomes do I replace both or just the side thats leaking....Thoughts?

Anybody converted from the self levelling system to regular shocks from a sedan? I would guess you'd need to replace controll arms...everything.
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