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Old 02-02-2020, 08:58   #1
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Ralliart Sportback Update-Suspension, Fuel filter,Cracked Manifold.

I thought my experiences of these things might be of interest to other Ralliart Sportback owners on this forum.

Last service indicated that the shock absorbers needed replacing.
Extensive emails and searches produced very thin results for the Sportback. Eventually went with KYB as I had used these on the old Forester and they were fine. A word of caution..beware of the data that online sites use as they are all assuming the Sportback has 16" wheels and not the 18" on the Ralliart. A KYB pdf gives the correct details for cross referencing. Now fitted and all good.

Fuel Filter.
Mitsubishi say replace at 80k miles. Most motor factors told me it was a "for life" item. Main dealer price £179. Only one UK alternative supplier and when carriage was factored in it was virtually the same price. Eventually, after much searching I found a supplier in Singapore that could supply an equivalent part for £37 including delivery. Bought one, arrived quickly, fitted and works fine. Caution warning again, delivered by DHL and their Accounts/VAT department is totally useless.

Cracked Exhaust Manifold.
First time ever in over 50 years of driving that this has happened. Tried welding but it failed so had to get a new one. Used main dealer as they could supply next day, only other UK supplier was much longer to wait. Fitted and all OK.

All I can say is that if you need bits for the Ralliart Sportback then be prepared to spend time searching for them but sometimes there is no alternative to the main dealer.
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