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    Fit some subframe bolt collars

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    It appears that the Sachs shocks i fitted are *****. Looks like a hefty bill getting two OEM ones from Honda

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    replaced my front shocks for new OEM one's today and no more knocking. Thank **** for that!

    275 out of my wallet but had to be done tbh. Now for the MOT tomorrow and i am ******** it!

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    Surprised by sachs, they have a good reputation (albeit not for shock absorbers). Have you sent them back?
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    Unfortunately I bought them from a member on here years ago. They were meant to have only done a few thousand miles.
    Buy cheap buy twice eh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stu1873 View Post
    It appears that the Sachs shocks i fitted are *****. Looks like a hefty bill getting two OEM ones from Honda
    https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/MEYLE-HONDA...be28%7Ciid%3A1
    These seem reasonable price plus 2 year warranty
    Premier Edition EP3 2005...Mercedes Benz C220D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamza Type R View Post
    https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/MEYLE-HONDA...be28%7Ciid%3A1
    These seem reasonable price plus 2 year warranty
    I did consider them mate but the Sachs one's i fitted (Which were the correct one's for my car) threw the geo out massively to a point where i couldn't safely drive the car. I don't know what the **** was going on with them so i didn't want to take another chance on a non OEM brand shock. From what i have read and seen near enough everyone says the OEM shocks are far superior to any other brand for stock shocks. Put the OEM one's on and the car tracks great now. Will get the geo done when i replace both inner/outer track rods and steering rack slider by the end of the week IF it passes it's MOT today.

    I have plenty of Meyle parts on the car and they all fit well but i was at a point where enough was enough and i had to get the car in for it's MOT before i wen't on holiday next week.

    This car is starting to be a ****ing pain after 11 years of near trouble free ownership. Had to happen sometime i suppose.

    Wen't to put on a set of Eiback ProKit springs yesterday since i was replacing the front shocks and all was going well until i got to the last bolt to take off on the rear shock connecting the trailing arm. The ****er was stuck tighter than my wallet and i ended up stripping the ******* head on the bolt so had to abandon the spring change and stick the rusty OEM one's back on for now. Hopefully i can get the bolts off connecting the trailing arm to the floor later and pull the lot from the car to change the spring.

    It's getting to the point i go to freshen up a part on the car and i run into another problem. Should have left the ****er alone tbh.

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    So after putting it off until i returned form my holiday abroad i finally got around to replacing the steering rack slider and inner and outer track rods on my EP3 today.

    I decided to do them leaving the rack on the car which i regretted when it came to bending the locking washers from the inner rods onto the rack guide holder. The tops were easy enough but the underside was a bloody nightmare. No room to get into them tbh.

    My slider came out in two bits so it seems it was worth replacing and hopefully after i get the car aligned tomorrow it will solve the knocking from the middle of the car i have been hearing over rough ground.

    I used this guide to do the job and it was fairly helpful https://hondakarma.com/guides/replac...-the-car.1859/

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    Hi Stu, I have just found myself in this very same position. Thought i'd freshen up the suspension so went with sachs springs n shocks all round. I did drop links all round at the same time. Now i have this crappy little rumble/knocking from the front passenger side at low speed from bumps. So I did the bottom ball joints as I found a little bit of play in the passenger side one, gotta be that right?????!!! Nope its still ****ing doing it!
    Do you think it could be a defective shock? I've literally gone over everything with a fine tooth comb n it all looks good.
    Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete2019 View Post
    Hi Stu, I have just found myself in this very same position. Thought i'd freshen up the suspension so went with sachs springs n shocks all round. I did drop links all round at the same time. Now i have this crappy little rumble/knocking from the front passenger side at low speed from bumps. So I did the bottom ball joints as I found a little bit of play in the passenger side one, gotta be that right?????!!! Nope its still ****ing doing it!
    Do you think it could be a defective shock? I've literally gone over everything with a fine tooth comb n it all looks good.
    Peter
    Not sure mate. As the shocks are brand new i would be surprised if it is them but i was led to believe that the one's i bought were nearly new and they were knocking badly.

    Did you replace the top mounts when doing the shocks and springs?

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