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Makes a change from "broken coil spring"
« on: 15 September 2020, 09:09:01 »

Saw this whilst browsing the bay of e 58 plate Ka spares or repair.Quite shocking for a 12yr old car even if it's a Ford

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Re: Makes a change from "broken coil spring"
« Reply #1 on: 15 September 2020, 09:52:42 »

On a 12 year old Ka, it's a surprise those bits still have something to attach to. Unless they're like a lot of old XJs where the IRS was held in by gravity acting on the body above it.....


Try looking under a grey import from Japan sometime, the narrower Previas often have rotted through semi-trailing arms
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Re: Makes a change from "broken coil spring"
« Reply #2 on: 15 September 2020, 10:01:27 »

The leaking shock clearly didn't help stem the rust ;D
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Re: Makes a change from "broken coil spring"
« Reply #3 on: 15 September 2020, 10:26:19 »

The leaking shock clearly didn't help stem the rust ;D


Rust flakes destroyed the oil seals?

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Re: Makes a change from "broken coil spring"
« Reply #4 on: 15 September 2020, 10:50:01 »

Rusted through from outside by the look of it :D

Although I would wager that the shock bolt is rusted solid ;D
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Re: Makes a change from "broken coil spring"
« Reply #5 on: 15 September 2020, 14:15:34 »

Those hateful KAs have loads of rust issues, where else have you seen a commonly used repair panel for the fuel filler......just one of the many tin worm spots on them.

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Re: Makes a change from "broken coil spring"
« Reply #6 on: 15 September 2020, 18:01:57 »

It's the MK2 shape 09 onwards which is what surprised me.
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Re: Makes a change from "broken coil spring"
« Reply #7 on: 15 September 2020, 18:12:31 »

It's the MK2 shape 09 onwards which is what surprised me.


but that's really a Fiat. Which still haven't shaken off the rusty reputation they used to deserve
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Re: Makes a change from "broken coil spring"
« Reply #8 on: 15 September 2020, 18:39:05 »

It's the MK2 shape 09 onwards which is what surprised me.

 :-X ,not come across a rotten new shape Ka yet, well until now ;D
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