[s-cars] Odd suspension behavior
urs6avant at gmail.com
Wed Mar 12 17:45:09 PDT 2008
It makes you wonder why there is a 'void' to begin with, eh?
For the record, I have the same issue going on and hve, for over a
On Mar 12, 2008, at 4:50 PM, David Kase <davekase at pdqlocks.com> wrote:
> Some companies recommend filling the void with anti-freeze. I always
> use motor oil.
> David Kase
> Mtgadbois at aol.com wrote:
>> I did mine with tape years ago and no noise so far. FWIW, I
>> recall that
>> Koni recommended (30 years ago)filling up the air space in the
>> strut with oil.
>> Their reasoning was that the oil would facilitate shock cooling.
>> I would
>> think it would also help keep water out of the strut.
>> mark near Chicago
>> Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 10:55:49 -0700
>> From: "Alvin Labonite" <alabonite at gmail.com>
>> Subject: Re: [s-cars] Odd suspension behavior
>> To: stott at gwi.net
>> Cc: s-car-list at audifans.com
>> <906bff800803121055uc6586bbm71d5457ccf96e97a at mail.gmail.com>
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>> What I did with mine was I wrapped the bottom of the Bisltein
>> insert tube
>> with duct tape jsut enough to make it a tight fit to the housing
>> to lessen
>> the play and vibration down there. So far it is quite.
>> On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 10:38 AM, Stott Hare <stott at gwi.net> wrote:
>>> My front Bilstein inserts would ingest enough water/leak enough oil
>>> into the strut housing each winter that they would freeze up,
>>> giving teeth
>>> jarring pothole impacts until the fluid in the strut melted/
>>> slushed up.
>>> After my second annual warranty swap and complaining to Bilstein
>>> suggested drilling a small hole in the bottom of the strut
>>> housing to
>>> any ingested/leaked fluids to drain out. When I removed the dead
>>> return for warranty, I did have a significant amount of fluid
>>> pour out of
>>> the strut housing.
>>> Not sure if yours is a similar issue, and it happening when warm
>>> not cold
>>> doesn't seem to jive, but another data point for you to
>>> consider. Failing
>>> upper strut bearing?
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>>> Subject: [s-cars] Odd suspension behaviour
>>> Well, the pot holes are exceptionally bad this year in northern
>>> VT. As a
>>> result I'm experiencing some pretty jarring behaviour with my front
>>> The victim, a 95.5 S6 avant, does have Bilstein Sports and H&R
>>> Stiff enough to begin with.
>>> What I'm experiencing is a clunk in the LF suspension. It can be
>>> also felt through the dead pedal. Not only going over rough spots
>>> on the
>>> road, but also when turning. Pulled the car into the garage and
>>> appears to be in good shape, and tight. Control arm bushings and
>>> joints look good. The last time I experienced this, it was the
>>> the strut
>>> cap that attaches strut insert to the strut itself had come loose
>>> (the one
>>> that's supplied with the bilsteins). Not the case here, it's
>>> good and
>>> tight. Next thought was the snapped spring issue I've been
>>> reading about
>>> with the H&R's. They're fine too.
>>> Now here's the weird thing. It was around 40 degrees when I first
>>> experienced this. Monday and yesterday it was significantly colder
>>> 0-20 degrees), and the car rides fine! Now again this morning at
>>> it's back. WTF? Any ideas - could this be a bad shock and
>>> would the
>>> failure be temperature sensitive?
>>> Any insight would be appreciated!
>>> 95.5 S6A
>>> 99 A6A
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