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I noticed a little noise over the bumps on the drive home from work today, when I got home I opened the hood to find this! <p>Is the strut totalled? <p>Only 4000 kms since this was installed (new) - defective I guess<p><br><IMG SRC="http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e86/ss60/bilstein.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Yikes - broken Bilstein strut? (ss60)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ss60</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I noticed a little noise over the bumps on the drive home from work today, when I got home I opened the hood to find this! <br>Is the strut totalled? Only 4000 kms since this was installed (new) - defective I guess</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ouch! Sorry about that. Looks like toast to me... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>
 

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Re: Yikes - broken Bilstein strut? (ss60)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ss60</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I noticed a little noise over the bumps on the drive home from work today, when I got home I opened the hood to find this! <p>Is the strut totalled? <p>Only 4000 kms since this was installed (new) - defective I guess<p><br><IMG SRC="http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e86/ss60/bilstein.jpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Looks like the top mount of the strut assembly has split big time. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Did you replace these when you had your shocks changed originally? When I had Koni FSDs fitted they found one of my top mounts had spilt which was causing the suspension to knock as well.<br>Assuming there are no other parts to replace these are pretty cheap. It's just a pain to have them removed again. The good news is your Bilstein shock is probably okay.<br>Hope that helps.<br>
 

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Re: Yikes - broken Bilstein strut? (mhon)

Looks like the strut <B>MOUNT</B> (Volvo part), They break. <br>Aside from the labor (and the price of the mount) you should be fine
 

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Re: Yikes - broken Bilstein strut? (JRL)

I arranged a repair appointment for 1st thing tomorrow, thanks for the input guys.
 

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Re: Yikes - broken Bilstein strut? (ss60)

That's just a broken spring seat. No biggie. Your strut is going to be okay, just get that spring seat replaced.<br>Heads up ^ use only volvo brand spring seats. I used ScanTech parts and this is exactly what happened to me... three times.<br>Remember, it costs money because it saves money.
 

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Re: Yikes - broken Bilstein strut? (TurboMoose)

Thanks Moose. Now all I need to do is convince someone in town to repave the streets; its so rough on the suspension here.<br>
 

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Re: Yikes - broken Bilstein strut? (ss60)

Good thing I didn't test drive your car today... I could have ended up the responsible one. I'd still like to drive your car whenever we're in the same area.<p>The GTA is not a friendly place to drive. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Yikes - broken Bilstein strut? (GuelphVolvo)

No problemo. Either that or we can hook up if you are going to the annual Candian Volvo Club family day event in July (in London). <A HREF="http://www.canadianvolvoclub.org/events.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.canadianvolvoclub.org/events.htm</A><p>I'm mostly in Mississauga and Oakville these days.<p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by ss60 at 10:40 AM 6-7-2006</i>
 

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holy F UCK! <br>i have seen hundreds of broken mounts, and never saw something even close to that!!!<br>i think someone installed it wrong! it should NOT go that high!
 

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keep doin that crack...<br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>TurboMoose</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">He's got new struts. The strut is pushing up. It's fine. </TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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garbergtsi,<br> I have shorter springs (Evolve) than the regular stock volvo springs which is probably why it goes up higher.<p>Anyways, it is all fixed now and I have brand new front spring seats ( both sides ).
 
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