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Lowering fun
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Fitted the HR lowering springs to the front of my b9 XTR this morning, will do rears tomorrow. Looks great. Had a stupid moment though when doing the nearside I managed to pull the drive shaft out! Gear oil  all over the drive. Luckily the motorfactors is close and a fresh lot of gear oil has gone in. If I'd wanted the driveshaft out i can guarantee it wouldn't bloody move. Typical.

Pic of the new spring on my twitter-

https://twitter.com/NorthRoadCycles/stat...28608?s=19
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#2
The LH drive shaft pops out quite easily, you need to keep them pressed in if you can.



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My vehicle .... 2006 (m59) Berlingo Multispace Desire - 1.6 HDI 92 
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(03-01-2019, 05:15 PM)jj9 Wrote:  The LH drive shaft pops out quite easily, you need to keep them pressed in if you can.



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Yes, it certainly does Smile won't make that mistake again
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Me neither   Big Grin


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My vehicle .... 2006 (m59) Berlingo Multispace Desire - 1.6 HDI 92 
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https://twitter.com/NorthRoadCycles/stat...50304?s=19
Done!! The rears take forever to do but are simple enough..
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#6
Good result.

Don't suppose you have a before picture with the 17" alloys fitted as that would be a good comparison.


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My vehicle .... 2006 (m59) Berlingo Multispace Desire - 1.6 HDI 92 
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#7
I'll try and find one. The gap was massive!! Looked like it was on stilts.
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#8
I think this forum is great and I'm never going to stop following you. thanks
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(04-01-2019, 02:03 PM)northroadycles Wrote:  https://twitter.com/NorthRoadCycles/stat...50304?s=19
Done!! The rears take forever to do but are simple enough..

What did you find hard about the rears? They are a twenty minute job, remove plastic tray that ilsits under the rear beam, apply enough upward force to take load off the dampers, ie get them to compress a little, whip both shockers off, allow rear axle to hang on its bushes and the springs remove by hand, it took me longer to get the damn bump stop out! fairy liquid sorted that within five mins though, refit to lowering spring and put back in, use jack to lift axle upto a point that you can re bolt the shock absorber and refit the plastic tray Sad I did use a two poster and an impact gun mind, along with the most rubbish spring conpressors I’ve ever used for the fronts, 2.5hrs job done inc stripping wipers and scuttle panel out Big Grin Although I have been a mechanic at a pug place for 10yrs so I may have a bit more experience than average joe
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(13-01-2019, 09:24 PM)dumdum Wrote:  
(04-01-2019, 02:03 PM)northroadycles Wrote:  https://twitter.com/NorthRoadCycles/stat...50304?s=19
Done!! The rears take forever to do but are simple enough..

What did you find hard about the rears? They are a twenty minute job, remove plastic tray that ilsits under the rear beam, apply enough upward force to take load off the dampers, ie get them to compress a little, whip both shockers off, allow rear axle to hang on its bushes and the springs remove by hand, it took me longer to get the damn bump stop out! fairy liquid sorted that within five mins though, refit to lowering spring and put back in, use jack to lift axle upto a point that you can re bolt the shock absorber and refit the plastic tray Sad I did use a two poster and an impact gun mind, along with the most rubbish spring conpressors I’ve ever used for the fronts, 2.5hrs job done inc stripping wipers and scuttle panel out Big Grin Although I have been a mechanic at a pug place for 10yrs so I may have a bit more experience than average joe

The slow part was the bottom shocker bolt taking forever to undo! Rust on the threads and that bloody bumpstop! Also I could only do one side at a time. Didn't need to take the plastic tray off though. 

Front and rear are easy enough just long winded without an impact gun and having to jack each corner at a time, oh and my compressors aren't the best.
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