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Whitehorse
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:51 pm    Post subject: Low hanging tips... Reply with quote

Hello all,

One side was lower than the other so I replaced the mounts, easy job. However when I finished and stood back, the bloody thing was still low, if anything, slightly lower again.

Any ideas?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the tip tight on the exhaust as there can be a small amount of play that needs adjusting?
Assuming that the new mount is sound then could that side of the car have taken a small knock that may have resulted in a slightly bent pipe?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If they're lower than when you started I'd question the correct fitting of the mounts.

There is a spacer on the 997.2 that needs to be removed - is that the same on the .1 and you've left it in there?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It’s an age thing - seem lots of older models with this issue.....
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies, its a gen1 car. Tip is tight and all checked this morning and fitted correctly.

I've owned it for 10 years now and with only 44k on the clock, I'm wondering if it could be something else?

I'd noticed that the handling was not as secure as it used to be and after checking tyres, shocks etc. I decided to change the mounts. On inspection, the left hand side of the engine does appear to sit lower? or is it just my imagination?? Paranoia might be creeping in Question
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the same amount of thread showing on both of the main bolts?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Giff wrote:
Is the same amount of thread showing on both of the main bolts?


Yes, bang on the same.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then unless one of the replacement units has failed (unlikely as you've confirmed gearchange feels good) then you're probably good to go.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Giff wrote:
Then unless one of the replacement units has failed (unlikely as you've confirmed gearchange feels good) then you're probably good to go.


Gear change is much crisper
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