Broken front Spring

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Broken front Spring

Postby Fred Dukes » Wed Apr 27, 2022 6:13 pm

A few weeks ago whilst going into town with the red HC estate (Humpy) there was a hell of a bang from the front suspension and it felt like I had fell in some enormous pothole. It became apparent when checking under the car that the o/s front spring had broken!
I spent a few happy hours today fitting a replacement. This is the damaged spring which has completely sheered into two parts
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Re: Broken front Spring

Postby Johnboy HB » Wed Apr 27, 2022 6:47 pm

Strange for it to break in the middle, most I've seen break close to the bottom
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Re: Broken front Spring

Postby Fred Dukes » Thu Apr 28, 2022 9:51 am

maybe it had a flaw in the metal - I went back to where it happened and I couldn't find a pothole :?
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Re: Broken front Spring

Postby cooperman » Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:30 pm

Is it under warranty :D
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Re: Broken front Spring

Postby Fred Dukes » Thu Apr 28, 2022 9:00 pm

No I forgot to extend it :roll: :lol:
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Re: Broken front Spring

Postby jpsmit » Fri Apr 29, 2022 2:42 am

Fred Dukes wrote:No I forgot to extend it :roll: :lol:


they just don't make 'em like they used to :lol:
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