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Old 20-08-2019, 10:11   #1
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Ohlins needing a refurb???

Anyone else been through this?
I've not had them THAT long, and given I live in London and don't drive to work I don't exactly put that many miles on the car, not even done a track day in over a year.
Car is currently at the garage with a nasty knock on right lock, and the car in general sounds a bit ropey when going over bumps, so the diagnosis has come back that the shocks most likely need sending off for a refurb.

Does this sound normal for Ohlins or do you think I can kick up a fuss with Ohlins directly? Unfortunately I bought them from someone on the MLR about 4 years ago (can't for the life of me remember who) but they were almost brand news from memory, so not like I was buying a set with 20,000 on them.
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Old 20-08-2019, 10:58   #2
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The recommendation with higher end stuff is to have them serviced at least every couple of years!

Mick Gardner Racing in Barnsley is the place to send them.
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The recommendation with higher end stuff is to have them serviced at least every couple of years!

Mick Gardner Racing in Barnsley is the place to send them.
Oh really?? That's interesting, it never crossed my mind that shocks should be serviced....so I guess this long with no attention could well make it plausible that I'm now ending up with a problem. That's put my mind at rest a bit that this isn't totally out of the blue then, although not ideal that I'm landed with another bill, of course. LOL
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What’s the sort of cost on this?

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The recommendation with higher end stuff is to have them serviced at least every couple of years!

Mick Gardner Racing in Barnsley is the place to send them.
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My Ohlins are much quieter the more I use the car. If I leave it standing for a few weeks, they're very clunky when I back off the driveway.
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My Ohlins are much quieter the more I use the car. If I leave it standing for a few weeks, they're very clunky when I back off the driveway.
The problem I have is that there is a clear very loud knocking noise on hard right lock of the wheel, so there's obviously something wrong somewhere. I'm hoping to hear back from the garage today that perhaps it's not the shocks.....
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What’s the sort of cost on this?
Several hundred quid!
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In Greece they are 100 euro per coilover. If uniballs need replacement (if they knock over bumps) then it's usually an extra 100 per coilover.

I think I need to have them checked end of the year as well.

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My Cusco zero2 R that i had on my tme did this . I turned out a bit of oil in the top ball joint solved it. Not before i pulled the front diff apart thinking it was the diff bolts....
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Old 28-08-2019, 20:03   #10
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Twin tube suspension has lower oil volumes so a service as from new lots off internal polishing off high points as the suspension works will be floating around. They wont get much heat like competition work.
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In Greece they are 100 euro per coilover. If uniballs need replacement (if they knock over bumps) then it's usually an extra 100 per coilover.

I think I need to have them checked end of the year as well.

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that is interesting as a friend of mine paid something like 1500 EUR for 4 damper overhaul (at official ohlins service point) with one top mount bearing change... and those top mount bearings cost a fortune..
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that is interesting as a friend of mine paid something like 1500 EUR for 4 damper overhaul (at official ohlins service point) with one top mount bearing change... and those top mount bearings cost a fortune..
weve used sperical bearing in top mounts for years ,we used to use cheap stuff and replace them after ever rally ,some mid event ,we then found a part nuber and supply of GOOD bearing to use but instead of £7 each these where like £60 but we never had an issue again with chattering top mounts

we use this guy whos VERY good hes made dampers for cars we had over time

https://www.facebook.com/GM-Suspensi...6053466442675/

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the R&T shocks use some funny top bearing size that I can not get apart from ohlins, IIRC..
On the stuff I design myself I use Fluro bearings, and their motorsport line and that has served me well
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The manual recommends replacing the top bearing every 10,000 km, with just the bearings being over £100 each from memory
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