1st Gen R50 Cooper shocks leaking

Discussion in '1st Generation: 2002–06 R50, R53 & 2004–08 R52' started by bingpot, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. bingpot

    bingpot New Member

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    My front passenger side shocks is leaking fluid, how much time do I have and do I need to get both sides done?
     
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    Now is the time, but asap. Always replace both. :Thumbsup:
     
  3. wmwny

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    Welcome to M/A!:Thumbsup:

    If it is leaking now, I'd get them changed out soon as it will only get worse.
     
  4. bingpot

    bingpot New Member

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    Thanks for the responses. My wife just got a 2011 R56 justa two months ago and I have been frequenting this board and nam for answers and tips and just decided to join now.
    By mistake I posted in the 1st gen forum, how do I get this moved to 2nd gen? Sorry newbie mistake. :confused:
     
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  6. Dave.0

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    No problem but the answer is still the same. :Thumbsup:

    Now is the time, but asap. Always replace both.
     
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    Welcome to Motoring Alliance the best MINI forum on the interweb !!
     
  8. bingpot

    bingpot New Member

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    Bilstein or Sachs? One garage that's closest to me only carries Sachs. Are they good for regular daily commuting? What are the pros/cons of either brand?
     

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