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A little while ago came to use the car one day and heard what sounded like someone dropping a spanner on the road. On inspection it turned out to be the NSF spring broken. The car has sat in the garage since then, about a month, new springs ordered and I've just waiting for some decent weather. I've been in and out of the garage since then, there was nothing obvious in the car's stance, still looked ok, until today, really cranked over to the near side. On inspection the NSR spring has also snapped! a month later and no mileage. What are the chances of that happening  eh!! ....... its a bit of a  bugger because I probably wouldn't have gone with OE replacements and maybe lowered it a little. Just seemed a little strange that both springs broke without actually being on the road. I should add that before driving the car the first time a spring broke I noticed some black paint on the floor where the NSF spring was, I think it broke while in the garage.
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Very weird. Never heard a story like this. What changed since it was last driven; what allowed them to not break the last time it was driven? Some sort of accelerated fatigue...

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16 hours ago, jchapura said:

Very weird. Never heard a story like this. What changed since it was last driven; what allowed them to not break the last time it was driven? Some sort of accelerated fatigue...

well we've had some cold weather, but not that cold, -5 or so for a few days, but not driven.

 

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Mine did pretty much the same, drove it into the garage, all ok, come to drive it again, one side low! Seems they have removed what little lead content there was from them (so I was informed) and they just snap! Apparently quite a well known issue in the independents world. BMW springs do the same, had a couple fail on them.

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All sorted now, shows what corrosion can do, thanks to Lauren for help with colour codes, went with what came off the car in the end.

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