Springs and struts, was Re: 200q20v Digest, Vol 54, Issue 10
pcschulz at comcast.net
Wed Apr 23 05:20:15 PDT 2008
Semantics aside, worn out or blown out, they have to be replaced or rebuilt.
3 of the 4 8 year old Koni yellows on my CQ "wore out" -
seemed to go from working well to being beyond the point of
adjustability within 3k miles of use.
Beyond adjustability means that the strut piston rod collapses into
the insert body with little or no pressure.
They are not gas charged, but I expect them to be able to not
collapse into the body before I have the chance to reinstall the the
strut bushing/locking nut
At 07:53 PM 4/22/2008 -0700, Bernie Benz wrote:
>First off, when posting from Digest mode, PLEASE change the subject
>line to something meaningful, as I have done in your behalf.
>What do you mean by " rears are blown out"? Not likely IMO. Maybe
>worn out, but that is what the rebound adjustability feature was
>intended to compensate for. Further, if they are of the early '90s
>vintage having removable heads, they are rebuildable. BTDT. Contact
>What's wrong with your current springs?
>On Apr 22, 2008, at 12:13 PM, Jeff Redig wrote:
> > So all this suspension talk, I need some springs and struts for my
> > 200 20vT
> > Avant. The car has Koni's in it now, but the rears are blown out.
Chelmsford Ma, USA
1995.5 S6 Avant Emerald/Ecru
1995.5 S6 Avant Silver/Platinum
1991 200 20v Q Avant Titan Grey (for sale)
1991 90 20v Q Red
1991 CQ silver (eS2 recipient)
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