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V12
06-18-2011, 10:00 AM
Mine started to leak a drop or two a day and I am looking to replace them. I was wondering if anyone has swapped theirs out for bilsteins and still have their old non leaking one around. Let me know.
Thanks

SFX Group
06-18-2011, 11:16 AM
There kinda of Expensive ($1200 on realoem), i am failry sure a member in Toronto (740-iLL (http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/member.php?u=4018)) is parting there 740iL out, depending on the year they are the same rear shocks (need manufacture year and month to confirm this).

V12
06-18-2011, 11:26 PM
Yeah, they are a bit pricey. All year CDN E38 750s uses the same ED shocks. They do however go for around 650$ new, cheaper than Realoem but but still not cheap. I could do a whole bilstein shock and springs for both rears but I would lose the self levelling. Great when you have guests at the back with a full load of luggage

SFX Group
06-19-2011, 01:29 AM
If you have Xenon headlamps, might want to be abit carful here, they are dirven from the self leveling (when xenons where chosen the "self Level" package was chosen as well, the sensors on the wheels and level of the car is taken in to account for the headlamps, it was a legality as the headlamps are so bright, if you floor the car (pedal down hard) the lamps pull down in under a second.

You can see them work if you drive in to a drive way with a fairly high rise (at and angle, drive down the road, hard steer into the driveway so one wheel mounts the curb (drop down) first, watch the headlamp beams, mine used to move individually each side to keep the beam flat on the road AND stay inside the law to stop them riding up so each would move and different times and levels. When i did this i had someone look at the rear wheels.

It would rise one side to try and compensate for this. If it was me i wouldn’t be disabling stuff, as i am looking for a car i wouldn’t buy one that had something removed, i would be very hesitant even to have the money dropped by the new shock amount in case this system never worked again.

V12
06-19-2011, 10:44 PM
That is a great feature isn't it.
Fortunately that would not be an issue with our cars as the light leveling sensors are not affected by whether you have EDC or standard shocks in the rear. They xenon lights adjust base on the front and rear suspension heights. The same system is used for the 740 and 750 with both types of suspensions.
Good point about buying a used car as stock as possible. I know people who would not buy any car that is not stock (suspension, wheels, lights, interior etc) while others would like the mods and not bother with having to do the mods.
For me, Bilsteins with lowering springs are great mods and works for our cars.
Actually a US buddy of mine is going to ship me a set of bilsteins and springs from his 740 but I still want to get my EDC working, so I can swap them for use in summer and winter, with my tires.

740-iLL
06-19-2011, 11:00 PM
There kinda of Expensive ($1200 on realoem), i am failry sure a member in Toronto (740-iLL (http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/member.php?u=4018)) is parting there 740iL out, depending on the year they are the same rear shocks (need manufacture year and month to confirm this).

I am most certainly NOT parting out my car! LOL

SFX Group
06-20-2011, 12:00 AM
My bad, its the response above yours on another forum.....

This person has a parts car (740iL) on BimmerForums...

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/member.php?u=299953

V12
06-25-2011, 05:06 PM
No harm done :) Thanks for the info.

Actually 740iL was at my place yesterday and we troubleshot his car. Scanned and clear some codes and will check his old self levelling shocks out for compatibility.

740-iLL
06-25-2011, 06:04 PM
Thanks for that Jeff!

Camshaft position sensor at the Stealership is $208 so I will be ordering online and save $100