I guess I'm out voted on the pawl spring. I replaced mine because that's what I was told to do when I rebuilt mine. I wasn't a member of this list then so I did not get any other advice.
I'd really like to know why sometimes they break and other times they don't. Why do the originals from BMW last but the replacements from BMW break? But I don't hold out much hope will really know WHY? will we?
Never memorize something you can look up.