suspension knocking over bumps
I posted this thread on the X Power forum this morning also.
Ok, last night I was removing the "forgotten" airbox from the inner wing.
As i was finishing up and putting the wheel back on, I leant on the wheel to stand up (with the car still jacked up of course, so the wheel was floating) when I put my weight on the wheel it dropped about 10mm and I heard that feckin "Boing" noise but it was much quieter than when I hear it in the car, probably because the coils have extended some what and arent under any pressure. I proceeded to investigate by pushing the wheel down and seeing what was loose....to my horror, i found that the shock absorber/coil mounting was loose. The two flange nuts that secure the assembly top side (under the bonnet where the strut comes through the turret top of the wheel arch) I found that both front struts where loose...all 4 flange nuts where around 5-7mm away from being tightened down. Unless im mistaken and this is factory set this way, but i seriously doubt it.
If you look at the attached pic you will see the shiny threads on the studs above the flange nuts, that is how much I have tightened down the nuts.
Could someone let me know if they should be loose and i have just ******ed mine up or if anyone else has had a look and found that theirs where loose also.
I hope we have found the answer but it sounds far to obvious for me.
baz out !!!!!