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the_legend_of_yrag
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12th Mar 04 at 15:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Been hearing a slight knocking noise this week, i know theres one from the front coz my bfo is hitting against the wing, but ive also heard on from the drivers side rear.

So took a pic of spring, and it doesnt seem to sit in the circle part right?? But the other side does.

Heres a pic, not very clear but cudnt really get the camera any higher!!

the_legend_of_yrag
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just took a second look and looks as though the red covering is coming off, were put on about a month ago and wasnt any peeling
Adam-D
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12th Mar 04 at 15:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

jack it up and see if its seated right.
M2RTY
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12th Mar 04 at 15:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

they all peel in end

make sure its got the writing on it the right way up
Gambit
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12th Mar 04 at 15:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

is that just the quality of the pic, or is all the paint rubbed away on the coils?
MattyB
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12th Mar 04 at 15:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Probably on upside down. One end is bigger than the other on some springs, and so every time u go over a bump, the spring is sliding around on the base and knocking.

Its pretty safe, but worth takin out and redoin to prevent knockin noise. Only take 2 mins.
the_legend_of_yrag
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12th Mar 04 at 15:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote



better pic?

and the other side:




[Edited on 12-03-2004 by the_legend_of_yrag]
Adam-D
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also what kit is it?
the_legend_of_yrag
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G-MAX - 60mm only started hearing the noise in the last week, bit of a creaking noise more than knocking
modded_corsa
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12th Mar 04 at 16:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

look upside down compared to otehr side
the_legend_of_yrag
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Not peeling either just the quality of the picture!!!
Adam-D
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12th Mar 04 at 16:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

right
i have gmax 60mm yes it creaks thats normal
but also the rear shocks have bee know to knock and bang this is caused by the top seating bushes/bump stops

you use the vauxhaul rear seting bumpstops/bushed this cures it
i know coz my kit is set up this way and it has never banged or knocked
the_legend_of_yrag
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think we actually used the standard bumpstops cant actually remember, but ive had the kit on for 4/5 weeks, and ive only now heard creaking noises, so looked under compared sides and the left hand side seems to sit in better than the right!!
Adam-D
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12th Mar 04 at 16:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

looking at them pics right side has unseated and moved round
refit the spring

creaking is normal mine has always done it
but i dont care as it handels soooo much better than std
the_legend_of_yrag
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12th Mar 04 at 16:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yer i havnt got any spring compressers so will have to get a gargae to quickly do it, need to get alternator bracket bolt and bush put on neway so do both at the same time!
Paul H
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12th Mar 04 at 16:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

you don't need spring compressors on the back just jack the car up and you should be able to twist the spring back into place
Paul_J
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hehe ... When I fitted my rear gmax springs, it said 'use the writing to determine which way up they went' - my dad straight away said 'nope, they fit the other way - it must of been printed upside down' -

so I've had em fitted upside down for about a year... no probs (I think)
the_legend_of_yrag
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lmao, so when you jack it up thell become lose enough to just knock back into place yea?? Will have ago tomorrow!! Means taking wheel off again though already had it off today
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quote:
Originally posted by Paul_J
hehe ... When I fitted my rear gmax springs, it said 'use the writing to determine which way up they went' - my dad straight away said 'nope, they fit the other way - it must of been printed upside down' -

so I've had em fitted upside down for about a year... no probs (I think)


Agree, I have a spax setup and the writing is the wrong way up, i called spax directly and they said ignore the writing one end is larger than the other thats how you determine which way round it goes (cant remember which way it is now).
the_legend_of_yrag
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kinda looks like smaller end at the bottom and larger at top
miles
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If its not on upside down it might just need twisting around.

You dont really need to take the wheel off to do it, can get under it from the back. Just make sure the cars not going to fall on you.
the_legend_of_yrag
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Will sick an axel stand under there then i think will it be easy to twist round when jacked up then? Or shall i knock it back with a mallet??
Kerry
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quote:
Originally posted by miles
If its not on upside down it might just need twisting around.




agree ^^

 
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