Started by MrChris, March 20, 2022, 19:52
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Quote from: MrChris on July 12, 2022, 09:51Yeah and on the boot lid. Will be easy enough to sort out.I'm really unsure what to do about the spring. I know the suspension is old, but I didn't really want to splash out just yet. I'm wondering if I can replace the spring with one from BC? Maybe I need to do a pair? Do you know the spec of the coilovers so I can source the correct spring?
Quote from: shnazzle on July 12, 2022, 10:18Ah yeah I swapped the bootlid. Twice haha. That reminds me to maybe scratch out the one on our current car.BC sells. Springs separately for sure. They are 4/6kg I chose, not the 5/7. But you can go for those of course if you want to replace all 4
Quote from: 1979scotte on July 12, 2022, 10:30We've all got different budgets.Personally I would replace all of the front suspension. It's the labour that costs.
Quote from: AJRFulton on July 13, 2022, 11:46I have a box full of springs for BC BR's - which to be honest... I'll never use again as I no longer have a BR suspension. I honestly couldn't tell you the spring rates as they came with the car - however imagine they'll be at the stiffer end of things..... However, for the cost of postage, I'm happy to send a couple. Or if you're near the west coast of Scotland.
Quote from: Joesson on July 13, 2022, 17:24@MrChris Banjo bolts need two washers and sometimes a special crush washer, ask me how I know!I read of @AJRFulton 'S very kind offer.Can't comment on the removing springs without spring compressors and maybe coil overs are somewhat different, never tried that, but please be aware there is potential energy in a compressed spring. You will also need to compress the spring to get it back on again. Make sure you are not in line of fire!As previously, if the caliper pistons are not in the correct starting position you may be disappointed.
Quote from: Call the midlife! on July 13, 2022, 17:07The handbrake works off a worm drive and pinion kind of system directly pushing the piston from inside, I'm reasonably confident it's unaffected by any air in the system.
Quote from: Carolyn on July 13, 2022, 17:39Except that it won't pump out the piston properly if it's spongy.
Quote from: Call the midlife! on July 13, 2022, 17:41I always thought the handbrake was fully mechanical with the worm drive but I suppose it makes sense with the official operating instructions.
Quote from: AJRFulton on July 13, 2022, 22:23I'm assuming the last number is spring rate?If you could measure dimensions to confirm they are the same?As an alternative to postage, I'm heading down to Dover next Saturday. If there is an M6 service station nearby?Weight wise these are maybe 2.5-3kg each. Postage won't be crazy
Quote from: AJRFulton on July 14, 2022, 09:49I'll get these packaged up tonight and sent off tonight or tomorrow. Not sure of the exact weight, but we'll be talking about a tenner postage.I'll give you 2x 62.180.005 - given I only use my car on track, and I'd consider them stiff road springs, I would never use them anyway so.... they'll just be lying there forever. Condition wise, I'd imagine they are near new, I've never used them - just been in a damp garage for a few years. Powder coatings flaked away in a couple of bits and minor surface rust on them - you might want to treat them before putting them on. PM me your address or the nearest Yodel store if you prefer.
Quote from: MrChris on July 14, 2022, 12:06I've sent you a PM with my address, absolute lifesaver!So I've got the top mount off the shock, it was not budging yesterday, so have just whacked it with a hammer and it fell off. Lots of rust, the bearings are pretty bad but they move in the top mount - am thinking I can pump some grease back in to help them after giving a good wash out with something like WD40?The rest of the shock needs a bit of clean but I'm absolutely astonished that the shock absorber seems fine. It compresses smoothly and returns smoothly. Watched a YouTube video on how to test shock absorbers and the movement is basically the same. Astonishing for shocks as old as these.
Quote from: MrChris on July 14, 2022, 12:06So I've got the top mount off the shock, it was not budging yesterday, so have just whacked it with a hammer and it fell off. Lots of rust, the bearings are pretty bad but they move in the top mount - am thinking I can pump some grease back in to help them after giving a good wash out with something like WD40?