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DanGersFord
Front passenger side suspension springs just snapped!
jeebowhite
Yipes!

Any damage to the motor, or have you limped it home with little damage?
DanGersFord
Luckily it was right outside my house so hopefully not. Im hoping its covered by my warranty. Can't see any other damage but its hard to tell
jeebowhite
Definately get it in like a shot tomorrow, dont see how it could be wear and tear to be honest, so soon after you bought it, so with any fortune it will be covered!
btmaldon
It shouldn't give you any problems although I would get it sorted asap. My wifes SportKA failed its MOT on both front springs which had snapped. We didn't even notice it and it didn't feel any different after they were replaced.
DanGersFord
You can see it on mine the wheels actualy grinding against the wheel arch. You maybe didnt feel the difference cause both had snapped. You can feel the difference with mine lol everytime you turn the wheel it grinds like hell. Ive had the car for 2 years but paid extra for a 3 year warranty and its saved me a fortune so far. Ive had the coil pack, a wheel bearing, and 2 oil leaks fixed on it so far one of which wouldve cost 300 to fix because they had to take out the gear box to fix it so yeah its been fairly good and hopefully its coverred
DanGersFord
Just checked my warranty and as long as the cars not over 60k on the clock the suspension/shock absorbers and bushes are all coverred and mines only done 56k :) so ill be getting it in the garage asap luckily its just round the corner from me
stef123
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Just checked my warranty and as long as the cars not over 60k on the clock the suspension/shock absorbers and bushes are all coverred and mines only done 56k :) so ill be getting it in the garage asap luckily its just round the corner from me
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thats good news then mate,

hope the other side doesn't fail after your warranty expires though... they should be changed in pairs also to minimise suspension imbalance
DanGersFord
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thats good news then mate,

hope the other side doesn't fail after your warranty expires though... they should be changed in pairs also to minimise suspension imbalance
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Thats not so much of an issue its just cus im skint untill the end of the week that im wanting it done under warranty. As soon as the warranty is up which I think is the end of this year im changing to coilovers anyway and lowering it :)
stef123
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Thats not so much of an issue its just cus im skint untill the end of the week that im wanting it done under warranty. As soon as the warranty is up which I think is the end of this year im changing to coilovers anyway and lowering it :)
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cool mate :)

skint too, man i hate this time of the year!
DanGersFord
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cool mate :)

skint too, man i hate this time of the year!
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I get paid weekly so im not too bad although over christmas i get paid an advanced wage on the 24th dec and then dont get pai again till half way through january. My problem this week is i got paid on thursday and forked out £200 for new brake pads, discs and rear drums so i was short on what i usauly get anyway lol without possibly having to pay out for a set of new springs aswel lol. I realy should start putting some money aside each week incase of something like this lol i get my money on the thursday and come the weekend its gone haha
stef123
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I get paid weekly so im not too bad although over christmas i get paid an advanced wage on the 24th dec and then dont get pai again till half way through january. My problem this week is i got paid on thursday and forked out £200 for new brake pads, discs and rear drums so i was short on what i usauly get anyway lol without possibly having to pay out for a set of new springs aswel lol. I realy should start putting some money aside each week incase of something like this lol i get my money on the thursday and come the weekend its gone haha
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haha yeah mate i know that feeling well, i used to get paid weekly too (that stopped about 18 months ago)

you have spent a fair bit on the car recently then :o
DanGersFord
Ive got nothing else to spend my money on mate lol pretty much all goes on the car, its just a small ongoing project basically making it look nice until im 25 then im getting an RS :). Maybe take the girlfriend out every once in a while haha
stef123
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Ive got nothing else to spend my money on mate lol pretty much all goes on the car, its just a small ongoing project basically making it look nice until im 25 then im getting an RS :). Maybe take the girlfriend out every once in a while haha
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just to mcdonalds i hope :lol:
DanGersFord
:o McDonalds?? Nah thats far too expensive, down the chippy for a cone of chips lol, if shes lucky ill let her get curry sauce lol
stef123
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:o McDonalds?? Nah thats far too expensive, down the chippy for a cone of chips lol, if shes lucky ill let her get curry sauce lol
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LMAO now we are talking mate!
DanGersFord
Lol good job she cant read this or id get the tub of sauce all over me haha
Stoney871
Splash out and buy her some ketchup too :P
FOCA
I wonder what she has to do to get the ketchup? :lol:

The metal in the spring becomes more brittle a low temprature

did you change the pads? maybe connected with the spring breaking?
DanGersFord
Lol not changed pads/discs yet. I stay quite near to the beach so the air's quite salty. Looking at my other spring that looks abit rusty aswel
DanGersFord
Car got fixed yesterday under warranty. Wouldve cost me 250 otherwise. When the spring snapped it damaged a brake hose, high mount and drop link oh and I now have a lovely big scuff on the bottom of my bumper :(
Stoney871
Did they scuff it?
Or was it because that corner was collapsed?
DanGersFord
Because the corner collapsed I think
Stoney871
Ouch.
My missus decided to open the passenger door without checking today and scraped a high kerb.
No noticeable damage but Grrr!
DanGersFord
The scuffs right at the bottom. You cant realy see it unless you bend down to look, but I know its there ;( lol
Stoney871
ChipsAway are your friend ;)
stef123
[quote name='DanGersFord' timestamp='1358956108' post='229584']
Car got fixed yesterday under warranty. Wouldve cost me £250 otherwise. When the spring snapped it damaged a brake hose, high mount and drop link oh and I now have a lovely big scuff on the bottom of my bumper :(
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Smells like insurance work that does lol.

Atleast it's fixed now though mate with no big bill for yourself.
b1g_dav3
I actually open the door now for my girlfriend, the state of my door -.- first week she slammed it into a wall... >.<
DanGersFord
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I actually open the door now for my girlfriend, the state of my door -.- first week she slammed it into a wall... >.<
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Haha bad time :P lol ive got a mate whos does the spray painting/accident repairs so ill just get him to respray it for me. He does them as a homer dirt cheap
FOCA
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I actually open the door now for my girlfriend, the state of my door -.- first week she slammed it into a wall... >.<
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She probably thinks you'r being chivalrys, like a gentleman :P
b1g_dav3
Nah she knows why :P just sprayed it myself to repair lol.
DanGersFord
Knowing me id buy the wrong colour paint lol
paddyc1988
Thats the way to do it haha


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