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Front dampers

Postby dave friday » 14 Jul 2017, 11:47

Afternoon all,how do tell if the shocks are ok?
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Re: Front dampers

Postby clift_d » 14 Jul 2017, 12:26

If the shocks are good then I think they should at most only allow one complete oscillation before settling when compressed and released i.e. up then down then back up to rest. If your van is wallowing over bumps then they're probably failing. Also, look for leaks if they're oil filled.
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Re: Front dampers

Postby silverbullet » 14 Jul 2017, 12:27

If they arent leaking, one bounce only (jump off the bumper) means they still work, but doesnt tell you if they are going soft.

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Re: Front dampers

Postby dave friday » 14 Jul 2017, 20:44

Thanks both,I checked one of the dampers ( when I replaced the spring ) by pulling and pushing it,( no rough or slack spots ) but it did seem a bit easy to move .
I'll see if I can check out a new one!
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Re: Front dampers

Postby philyoung » 16 Jul 2017, 19:57

Changed mine for B6 dampers and new standard springs recently - different van.
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