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#1 Turvey

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 06:42 PM

Whilst having a wee nosey under the bonnet the other day I noticed that on top of both shock absorber/suspension mounts(sorry, can't remember correct terminology) was a hole which it seems lets in all the crud and muck off the road into the engine bay...

 

 

Should there be a grommet or something similar there?   

 

 



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Posted 02 April 2013 - 06:46 PM

It does look like someone has drilled it for some reason rather than it being from the factory like that as it looks a bit ragged..

 

no idea in what purpose it serves though



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Posted 02 April 2013 - 06:54 PM

Its from the factory they all have it and its allegedly to get access to greases the bearing how true that is ive no idea and nope no grommets etc all foxis have it

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 07:29 PM

The bearings in the struts will be a non serviceable type? And how you would grease them through that hole..

Strange one but it must have a use. It's been drilled quite poorly too, or it looks that way in the pic

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 09:25 PM

You are correct Stef, it IS poorly drilled. Think I'll rustproof it at some stage and see about a grommet or something to keep all the crap out. 



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:14 PM

mine isnt that poorly drilled as i say ive no idea how much truth there is but the ford dealer said they had issues with creaky steering and would stick spray grease through that hole its not a threaded hole so ive no idea what its for



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:24 PM

mine doesnt look that poorly drilled either but yeah its from factory



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