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Re: 87 4kq springs
Huw Powell <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Wow, I'd like to see a picture of that if you've got one scanned.
> > > I have a 1987 Audi 4000cs quattro with a broken front spring. Does
> > > anyone know of a place that I can get a replacement reasonable?
> The 4kq listed below has a coupe spring in the front, that I supplied to
> my neighbor a year or two ago when one was broken. It just looked like,
> well, a broken spring... I still have the other one I think.
I mean, what the heck causes a spring to break? They are
intended to be at least a little flexible, right? <g>
Is it rust that eats away at a little chip in the paint?
Actually, I've broken a spring before. It was a leaf spring that
snapped right in front of the axle. Luckily, the axle nestled itself
nicely in the C-notch in the frame and I was able to drive it the
short distance back home. I suppose it broke due to all the side-to-
side movement from the hydraulics. At least that's what I
attributed it to. <g>
Point is, I thought it would take some serious stress to break a
spring. Stress that I wouldn't expect a Audi to be exposed to.