Found a tell tale damp patch under the near side rear of the car yesterday, sure enough when I looked underneath the car, the damper was wet with oil
Not at all happy, seeing as I only bought the coilovers last October and they haven't exactly had a hard life; road use only and I really don't do that many miles.
I sent the seller a message yesterday so am waiting to see if they get back to me.
I vaguely recall seeing some wording in the Ebay ad' to the effect that they had to be professionally fitted so as not to invalidate the warranty.
I would hope this is something they can not (legally) enforce, though regardless of that I think it is unreasonable for the damper to have failed so prematurely anyway.
Surely it was not 'fit for purpose' and I should not be out of pocket?
The issue then would be that if I had to return the faulty unit first, then I would be car-less for however long it may be.
A couple of observations from Ebay earlier, Toyosports (who it was rumoured mine were made by) now officially list the coilovers on there;
BMW E36 318 323 328 M3 92-97 FULLY ADJUSTABLE COILOVER LOWERING SUSPENSION KIT | eBay
So maybe, if all else fails I might be able to buy a single rear damper from them, or what about these (below) ?
Bmw E36 Gaz Rear Coilovers | eBay
I know it's risky buying secondhand (unless it's someone on here, that is) but I am less sure about the whole 'doing away with the separate spring'.
Opinions welcome guys, as I do have a feeling I'll get no joy from the original seller.