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 Post subject: Knocky rear end
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:56 am 
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She's at it once again, after not rattling for a few month we have a rattle, its slowly got worse quite quickly over the last week or so :roll: .

Now i replaced the rear arm bushes in March so i know its not them sooo im thinking maybe the shock absorber bushes are shot? They are getting quite old now and do get some stick. :twisted:
They dont look too bad where they bolt to the rear arm but im not sure about the top mounting.
Knowing what the 500's and Panda 100hp's do to the top shocker mount im woundering if they are a bit tired like this example :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Knocky rear end
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:32 pm 
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:shock: That car must have been "interesting" to drive !

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 Post subject: Re: Knocky rear end
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:34 pm 
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That was on Jason's 500 over on Torque Italia :? :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Knocky rear end
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:33 pm 
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Yup, my Panda 100hp ones were the same. There's a different bush fitted to the top mount with more 'give' in it on those, possibly the source of the problem.

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 Post subject: Re: Knocky rear end
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:12 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Knocky rear end
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:25 pm 
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Might be telling Granny how to suck eggs here but another point I'd like to mention is when you're rebuilding the suspension only tighten the bolts for the bushes when the the car is sat on its wheels, ie ramps. If you tighten them up while it's in the air, as you put the weight on it twists the bushes so they're under stress before you drive down the road. The old Vlovo 240s' had 8 bushes on their rear axle. If you tightened them with the weight on they'd last six years. If you didn't you'd get six months!

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 Post subject: Re: Knocky rear end
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I'm sure I tightened them whilst it was on the ground, I may have a go at slackening the bolts and tighten them up again see if that makes a difference.

Cheers Vicki but I've got some kyb's through work for £15 but thanks for the thought :D

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 Post subject: Re: Knocky rear end
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:22 pm 
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Might be too obvious, but it's not the exhaust knocking is it?


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 Post subject: Re: Knocky rear end
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Might be too obvious, but it's not the exhaust knocking is it?


Now there's an idea, it does sit very close to the rear arm mount wih the magnex exhaust, need to get it on the ramps at the weekend n have a look I think :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Knocky rear end
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I'm sure I tightened them whilst it was on the ground, I may have a go at slackening the bolts and tighten them up again see if that makes a difference.

Cheers Vicki but I've got some kyb's through work for £15 but thanks for the thought :D

im running these upfront and i wondered if theyd be okay with -30mm sporting springs and vicky if mine go or i lower i might get them off you :dancin:

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 Post subject: Re: Knocky rear end
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:09 am 
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lee wrote:
Knowing what the 500's and Panda 100hp's do to the top shocker mount...
My 500's went within 18months of new - replaced under warranty luckily.

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i can get monroes for £15 each =D
Vic - is that just for Centos, or...? Am hoping to find some cheap shocks for the Mazda.

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