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Old 1st August 2020, 17:12   #1
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MOT advisory that mine are "misting"
So they need to be changed.
There are good and bad shocks out there for our cars.
Which do members know are the best flavour?
Another question is:- do I strip them down and use the rubbers and things again or change them at the same time?
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Old 2nd August 2020, 05:11   #2
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Does anybody have a view?
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I've had to look at Rimmers web site to see what you are referring to.
If you can get good dampers I would reuse the rest if they are in good condition.
Misting is the start of failing and they are not going to get any better but an advisory does not mean they need changing in mot speak but I would change them sooner rather then later.

As for makes, sorry I don't know what makes are out there, Girling used to have a good reputation but no idea now.

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Misting is the start of failing ... but an advisory does not mean they need changing in mot speak ...

Ian's right; if your shock absorbers are still doing their job there's no need to rush into replacing them until they either become rock hard or bouncy. They may well last for a considerable time yet.

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I fitted a pair of these, so far very pleased. I'm glad I went for the complete replacement as when the old ones were removed the top mounts/rubbers etc were in quite a bad way.

https://www.dmgrs.co.uk/collections/...0531-rpd108411
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Fitted the new shockers from DMGRS, complete kit, to Copperleaf, noticeable difference handles much better.
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Hi, my mechanic let them mist for years before the big change. Did talk to them at the time and they said wait till they star NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD- fluid out so got another year's life out of of them. I think the brand they used was Munrow.
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A question for Rob and Martin if I may:-
The two nuts at the top of the shock, were you able to use them again?
I'm thinking along the lines that being inside the car they wouldn't have corroded at all.
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Top nuts did not need replacing and they do not come with the kit.
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Not the top nut but the two either side of it. The two on the mounting bracket
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