My touring has lost a few of the rubber jack support pads that live
under the sill. I remember old e36 coupe did the same years ago. They're
about 2-3" in diamter.
I'm not overly bothered except for the idea that it's left a hole that
all the nasty winter salt can get into. Do these things just push fit?
If I go and buy replacements are they just going to fall back out in a
few months? Has anyone come up with a good solution to this problem?
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Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, John G.Burns B.Eng, Bonny Scotland
I have to replaced mine 3 years ago on my e39 because they fell by
themselves. When I re installed the new ones, I put a bead of silicone all
around the pad (where they touch the receptacle) before pushing them in
place. Do not plugged those hole completlely,
on some model those pad receptacle are used to hide the ouput drain line of
Yeah, it works (lashing the wheels), but it is not the preferred way to
lash a car down on a flatbed towtruck.
The suspension was designed for holding a car up off the ground, not for
holding it down. When you secure the wheels to a flatbed and bounce on
down the road, the full weight of the car will be yanking upwards and
sideways on suspension components that were not designed for that kind
The preferred method is to fasten the chassis to the flatbed directly
via cinch straps that are arranged at an acute angle to the bed. This
allows the suspension to flex somewhat normally while holding the car in
position on the truck.
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