[ROVERNET - UK] P6 Front Suspension
Paul.Smith at auroraenergy.com.au
Wed Jun 23 05:39:10 BST 2004
The steering dampers have a tendency to crack too.
Often you can't see the fractures until you take the bolts out.
Some people surmise that they only crack when there is no oil in them.
I reckon my TC one had oil in it (I kept it topped), but it cracked in half;
resulted in weird low frequency shimmy on right handers. I couldn't see the
fractrure line without a 240v light!
Cure is to make up a steel plate to sit behind the damper/idler. Doesn't
need to be thick but the plate supports it.
From: Ron Morey [mailto:morey814 at hotmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, 23 June 2004 2:27 pm
To: rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] P6 Front Suspension
Tom, the steering damper will also cause noise over bumps if it is low on
oil or worn. It is a very simple device that uses 90W oil to limit steering
vibration. If it has sufficient fluid that is clean then it is also possible
that the vanes or bushings are worn. If you are unable to locate a good
steering damper it is possible to disassemble and have the vanes built up
and machined. It is not as hard as it sounds. Hope this helps.
>From: "Tom Trafton" <v8rover at earthlink.net>
>Reply-To: rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com
>To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
>Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] P6 Front Suspension
>Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 16:26:35 -0700
>Yes I would be very much interested in knowing how you used a normal spring
>compressor. I tried two different types but there was insufficient room to
>use the compressor. Send the photos to v8rover at earthlink.net and thanks in
>advance for the help.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Paul Smith" <Paul.Smith at auroraenergy.com.au>
>To: "Rovernet (E-mail)" <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
>Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2004 3:37 PM
>Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] P6 Front Suspension
> > I have removed the springs with normal spring compressors, can supply
> > pictures of it if you wish.
> > PVS
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Tom Trafton" <v8rover at earthlink.net>
> > To: "RoverNet Mailing List" <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
> > Sent: Monday, June 21, 2004 2:05 PM
> > Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] P6 Front Suspension
> > > I'm not sure that I really have a question but more like looking for
> > > thoughts/experience/opinions on the top link assembly for the P6
> > suspension.
> > > I managed to rebush all the front suspension links and install new
> > > joints but was unable to remove the springs. As a result the original
> > > bushes are still in place for the top link assembly, as well as the
> > > cushion and bump stop for the springs themselves.
> > >
> > > Now when I drive the car I am feeling/hearing a sort of heavy
> > > noise on occasion from the front end. The top link bushes are
> > and
> > > still in place but seem to be cracked. I am wondering if those old
> > > could be a source of my problem. Has anyone had any problems with
> > area
> > > of the front suspension? What were the symptoms?
> > >
> > > Sorry for such a nebulous, rambling query but before I start tearing
> > > the hardware, I want to benefit from the accumulated knowledge of the
> > > Rovernet world:-) Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
> > >
> > > Tom
> > >
> > >
> > >
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