[s-cars] My baby has been scarred - Upper Strut Mount FAILURE!!!!!
bob.rossato at att.net
Sat Nov 15 17:13:27 EST 2003
In that area there is only the underhood padding between the shock and the
hood. It's a momentum thing. Big heavy body is moving downwards very
rapidly. Hits shock piston which is stiff enough (fairly new Bilsteins) to
provide enough resistance to compress the padding and dent hood before being
compressed by the body. It won't punch a hole in the hood but it will
definitely dent it.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Strangways [mailto:strangconst at rogers.com]
> Sent: Saturday, November 15, 2003 4:59 PM
> To: Bob Rossato; Fred Munro; Mark Pollan; S-Cars (E-mail)
> Subject: Re: [s-cars] My baby has been scarred - Upper Strut Mount
> I see your point, but the hood is fairly strong, I will have to
> verify where
> the cross bracing is in it prior to puttin foot in mouth !
> Alone I would not suspect the shock has that much damping to go
> thru though.
> I may be wrong, it happens :-)
> Mark S
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bob Rossato" <bob.rossato at att.net>
> To: "Mark Strangways" <strangconst at rogers.com>; "Fred Munro"
> <munrof at sympatico.ca>; "Mark Pollan" <mark.pollan at mci.com>; "S-Cars
> (E-mail)" <s-car-list at audifans.com>
> Sent: Saturday, November 15, 2003 5:00 PM
> Subject: RE: [s-cars] My baby has been scarred - Upper Strut Mount
> > > But there really is not weight on the strut mount bolt...
> > > It's not bearing the weight from the spring, that is taken care of by
> > > strut tower.
> > > You can take that strut and mount off without removing the
> weight of the
> > > car, so why did the bolt go thru the hood ??
> > > I would look very closely at the entire spring area, is there any
> > > damage to
> > > the strut tower at all ?
> > >
> > > Mark S
> > With the strut mount/camber plate off the car is solely riding on the
> > and the shock has no effect at all. This will result in the car
> > significantly. Once the mount failed it wouldn't take much,
> especially on
> > bumpy road, to have that side of the body compress the spring
> to the point
> > of driving the, now free and fully extended, shock piston into the hood.
> > Bob
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