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Old 1st August 2017, 10:57   #31
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Default Re: Leaking Dampers (Shock Absorbers) : Can they be repaired?

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... IF DONE JUDICIOUSLY.
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It might be true. However the problem is finding this "a good workshop with the right tools, skilled hands and needed parts is all that is needed". Not every town/city/corner has one. While a repaired shock maybe better than a busted one my point is if the OE shocks are expensive and finding a good repair shop is hard the alternative is branded after market stuff which are just as good and have close to OE quality. In the end a repaired item will always have the back of the mind doubt "what if" it fails again.

"aftermarket ones, but even at 1.9 k apiece. it would cost about 10k to carry out the replacement, including labour"
A OE replacement would have cost around 5k with labor. ( I got my Civics front suspension overhauled with new ball joints, lower arms etc changed for 1500 bucks as labor). For additional 2k you get the peace of mind.

"IF DONE JUDICIOUSLY." I understand you are not trying to be aggressive but you do know sir that writing in caps means shouting.

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Default Re: Leaking Dampers (Shock Absorbers) : Can they be repaired?

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It might be true. However the problem is finding this "a good workshop with the right tools, skilled hands and needed parts is all that is needed". Not every town/city/corner has one. While a repaired shock maybe better than a busted one my point is if the OE shocks are expensive and finding a good repair shop is hard the alternative is branded after market stuff which are just as good and have close to OE quality. In the end a repaired item will always have the back of the mind doubt "what if" it fails again.

"aftermarket ones, but even at 1.9 k apiece. it would cost about 10k to carry out the replacement, including labour"
A OE replacement would have cost around 5k with labor. ( I got my Civics front suspension overhauled with new ball joints, lower arms etc changed for 1500 bucks as labor). For additional 2k you get the peace of mind.

"IF DONE JUDICIOUSLY." I understand you are not trying to be aggressive but you do know sir that writing in caps means shouting.

Peace.
Agreed that caps should have been bold/italics, my bad.

As for the economics, what you are talking about is overhaul of either end, my estimate of 10k is for all 4 corners, which was done for 3k in the Figo.
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