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Monkeynutz
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jons997 wrote:
Monkeynutz wrote:
I was barely aware of a slight knock/clank on my the front end of my car but it was pointed out to me by the guys at Center Gravity. They knew what it was instantly, N/S front diagonal arm. Got both done as I was in for a full geo set up. On first inspection it looked like the rubbers were fine and didn't show signs of excessive wear but the fault was demonstrated to me once the old one was removed from the car. 2010 C4S @ 43k miles. Just some info to add/dismiss from your list.



Thanks and yes I think this will help as it does sound similar. May I ask what you gained from the full geo set up? I like the thought os someone just going round the car and checking for anything that might cause a potential future breakage..


For me it was peace of mind firstly that everything was as it should be as I was due to do a run across the West coast of Scotland and a run to the Spa Classic. Secondly I had heard so many good things about how people say that their car always feels better having had it done and having just put on a new set of Michelin PS4S it seemed like a good idea. The car did feel better, a lot better.

Spending time with the guys at Center Gravity while they go over the car is a real experience in itself. A proper geo and inspection by experts is worth the money imho.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So.... to finally close this thread. The clanking persisted so I took the car back to RSJ, the only thing the guy there (Richard) could imagine (after getting the car up the ramp and seeing if anything was loose) was the top mounts. So he swapped them over and indeed one was badly damaged! the central bushing was off centre and bashed in. So both top mounts changed and bearings done while they were at it. And hallelujah! no more clanking!
All sorted within the warranty so thanks to RSJ for honouring that and fixing the clank!
Thanks everyone for your help on this!
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great news! Enjoy! Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The perfect outcome - thanks for updating.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:23 pm    Post subject: Usual suspects Reply with quote

On my 996 and 997 I had similar on the 996 it was the front over bumps on the 997.2 it was the rear.

The usual suspects are coffin arms or wishbones.

Decent pattern parts are not expensive.

Even on a ramp though it can be difficult to tell which it is.

On my 997.2 did not bother guessing and changed both on the rear - problem solved - less than £400 all in.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What did RJS say about the moving front wings? Where thy within normal tolerances? Congrats on the top mount fix.
 
  
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