V40 Front Shock Absorber
Posted 23 March 2005 - 10:56 PM
managed to find time to bring the car over. looks like it's the absorber
mountings now. was told that i have to change it in pairs & that would
cost me around 500+...will have to get it done, the on-off knocking
sounds are driving my wife nuts.
anyone knows if 500+ is the going rate for the absorber mounts? or am i
going to be overpaying again?
Posted 24 March 2005 - 08:21 AM
Mine, the springs were replaced.
Posted 24 March 2005 - 10:50 AM
btw, would you know if the local V40s use Nivomat self-levelling rear
shocks or normal ones?
Posted 24 March 2005 - 03:35 PM
springs, also had to change the tyres to the 205 55 R15
from the 195 60 R15.
BTW, also added the front stabalising bar.
But, problem arises crossing 'steep' humps! THE croaaak sound!
Posted 24 March 2005 - 04:07 PM
rubber insulation wrap, especially at the bottom which sits on the lower
absorber perch. from experience, this makes a lot of differences & most
times groans arising from steep humps will disappear.
so are you running the Nivomats too? any issues with the Apex apart from
the groaning noises?
Posted 30 March 2005 - 02:01 PM
Just to update my early post on the warranty issue of my suspection
parts as their had call me up last week to confirm the warranty perior
of all original Volvo parts are 12 months and also they will check my
service records to justify my case but after a week no follow up from
they , so i think their just forgot about me , too bad as this happed
after their just won the service award from VCM .
Posted 31 March 2005 - 01:19 PM
rear mounting - rm 115
right mounting - rm 420
left mounting - rm 295"
These prices are almots cheaper than the Jap car. Do mind to let me know
the Vauto tel no?
Posted 31 March 2005 - 01:22 PM
top of the absorber tourching the bracket. solved by applying some gris.
you have to take out the absorber, and pull a bit (by using the clamp) the
Posted 31 March 2005 - 04:26 PM
just read my early post in this subject you will find the information
Posted 31 March 2005 - 07:20 PM
Anyone here heard about polyurethane mounting? I know Volvo 850 have
such thing and this kind of mounting can lasted much more longer than our
original ones. I quite pissed off with the OEM mounting as it's a common
problem for v/s40 as it's might only lasted for 1 o 2 years provided you
dun drive hard. The replacement of the mounting goes more than 1k. :P