shocks

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frenchfries
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shocks

Post by frenchfries » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:15 pm

Hi all

Skip is 53000 miles but it is very likely the shocks are still the original ones from 1993, would you change them just to be sure? Cannot see any leak but unless I can drive another 480 I do find him a bit wallowy?

Merci
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Re: shocks

Post by jifflemon » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:16 pm

Absolutley!

rears are easy, fronts not much harder.

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Re: shocks

Post by frenchfries » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:04 pm

I was thinking on buying a spring compressor. However, I don't like the idea of buying shocks and they end up being the wrong ones (Ebay stylee) :(
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Re: shocks

Post by jifflemon » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:38 pm

Search the part numbers I posted on brinkie’s shocker post, they’re the kyb reference numbers.

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Re: shocks

Post by frenchfries » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:39 pm

The ATP ones are the correct one then?
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Re: shocks

Post by frenchfries » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:02 am

Hi all

Is there specific torquing involved when it comes to changing shocks?
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Re: shocks

Post by Gmac34 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:26 pm

Consider changing also a few other bits along with the shocks absorbers.
The most important would be the strut mount, even more so if you are putting sporty gas shock absorbers that will make the old dry ones work even harder.

also, don't forget to buy new strut mount bearing and a new dust covers / bumpstop for the front shocks

another easy fix are the drop links connecting the anti-roll bar (front and back) and the stabilizer rod in the back.

and if you have a press you can consider refreshing also the rest of the bushings (you or your mechanic should evaluate the state of the old ones to consider if it's necessary )

you can find all the bits you might need, in either these websites:

germany polar-parts (cheaper)
https://www.polar-parts.de/steering_sus ... _779_0.htm
https://www.polar-parts.de/steering_sus ... _667_0.htm
https://www.polar-parts.de/steering_sus ... _986_0.htm
https://www.polar-parts.de/steering_sus ... 1966_0.htm

dust covers
http://www.ebay.it/itm/MAPCO-34903-Dust ... SwBP9UVSuC

or

uk charlton volvo
http://www.charltonvolvocentre.co.uk/vo ... de-3472743

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Re: shocks

Post by Alan 480 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:38 pm

and check the state of the pan that supports the bottom end of the spring . . .

I could see daylight through mine after attacked it with a chipping hammer :-(

and as they are NLA, we are going to be stuffed soon!
Alan

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Re: shocks

Post by frenchfries » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:16 pm

Thanks Alan

Ooh, look what I found: http://myoldvolvopassion.blogspot.co.uk ... orber.html
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Re: shocks

Post by frenchfries » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:44 am

Rear done, all 17mm stuff, torque 40nm reallybeasy.

Now I will grow a pair and convince myself to do the front ones or have it done for £100 :D
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Re: shocks

Post by Alan 480 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:55 pm

but only if you are sure no fresh air on the spring bottom pan :-)

and I reckon £100 is actually quite reasonable price for a few hours work . . . .

but always satisfying to 'DIY' :wink:
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Re: shocks

Post by frenchfries » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:32 pm

Yeah I know. Took pics of the front as I was doing the work, no rust anywhere, the disk back plates are dirty but no rust, I can only "assume" that the front will be similar :)
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