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#11
moonster98

Posted 23 March 2005 - 10:56 PM

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richard.

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?

#12
v40

Posted 24 March 2005 - 08:21 AM

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My V40 suspension was solved in turbo lim's place.
Mine, the springs were replaced.

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moonster98

Posted 24 March 2005 - 10:50 AM

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that's a new angle. what springs are you using now?

btw, would you know if the local V40s use Nivomat self-levelling rear
shocks or normal ones?

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v40

Posted 24 March 2005 - 03:35 PM

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moonster98, its Apex in my V40 but with the lower
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!


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moonster98

Posted 24 March 2005 - 04:07 PM

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here's a tip: what most people tend to overlook is having a nice round of
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?

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V406198

Posted 30 March 2005 - 02:01 PM

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Hi to all
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 .

#17
wks2

Posted 31 March 2005 - 01:19 PM

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"front mounting - rm 185
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?

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wks2

Posted 31 March 2005 - 01:22 PM

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i had the same problem and it happened at the front RH. found out that the
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
srping.

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 04:26 PM

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Brother wks2

just read my early post in this subject you will find the information

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CityManiac

Posted 31 March 2005 - 07:20 PM

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Hi all v/s40 owner,
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