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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Mon, Jun-04-2018, 09:23:56 AM   #1
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Default Eibach adjustable endlinks coming loose.

Hi Guys,

This may seem like a ridiculous problem, but i'm at my wits end on this one. Ever since i installed my Eibach pro-street s coilovers with the adjustable endlinks, i've had issues with the endlinks working themselves loose at the locking nuts, no matter how hard i lock them down. This is quite frustrating, especially since it leads to clunking.

Feels silly to ask, but there isn't any trick or additional step to this, is there? Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!
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Default Re: Eibach adjustable endlinks coming loose.

Would blue loctite be a bad idea?
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Default Re: Eibach adjustable endlinks coming loose.

A little dab of Loctite should take care of it, I'd probably go blue/medium hold.

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Default Re: Eibach adjustable endlinks coming loose.

I had this issue so I just went back to stock.

Hard to imagine locktight will prevent them from coming loose but worth a shot
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Default Re: Eibach adjustable endlinks coming loose.

add an extra nut (double nut method) if you have enough thread space.
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Default Re: Eibach adjustable endlinks coming loose.

I had the same problem with my end links. Turned out the issue was cheap nylon nuts, the nylon insert was crap. I replaced them with quality nyloc's and no problems since.
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I had the same problem with my end links. Turned out the issue was cheap nylon nuts, the nylon insert was crap. I replaced them with quality nyloc's and no problems since.
Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I'll likely try both the loctite and better nyloc nuts. WOLFN8TR, do you remember the size it required?

Great stuff!
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I had the same problem with my end links. Turned out the issue was cheap nylon nuts, the nylon insert was crap. I replaced them with quality nyloc's and no problems since.
I've relayed these concerns to engineering to see if there's a better nyloc nut we can include.

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Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I'll likely try both the loctite and better nyloc nuts. WOLFN8TR, do you remember the size it required?

Great stuff!
OP, let us know if loctite and/or new nuts solve your noise issue.
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Default Re: Eibach adjustable endlinks coming loose.

I've had the same issues with mine, as well as the cheap spanner tool breaking. I emailed them several times for replacement and of course no replies. once you're 5 seconds outside the warranty period then you get the middle finger. reglardless if there was a design flaw with the item to begin with. expected more from eibach

Gotta try the loctite and nylon nuts
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I've relayed these concerns to engineering to see if there's a better nyloc nut we can include.



OP, let us know if loctite and/or new nuts solve your noise issue.
I will report back here once i try a new nyloc nut, which will likely be over the weekend + a few days to make sure its solid. Cheers
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