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Old 13-01-2010   #61
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Re: forge braces on 1.9 multijet

for the short time i had them on, yeah it made a difference, everything seemed tighter if you know what i mean! i had mine fitted the day i had it lowered and new tyres so the difference was amazing, then took them off the next day and made a difference!

i really wish i could put mine back on!

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Thanks for that!I don't have it lowered, only spacers on.
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Re: forge braces on 1.9 multijet

has anyone found a way round the knocking? i really dont wanna get rid of mine cus i liked it when they was oon but the banging was too bad to put up with!
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Are you sure that it's on properly( and by that, i mean the bolts)? Because i took a picture from mine when it was on and it doesn't seem to be really close to something. I'll post it later today.
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Re: forge braces on 1.9 multijet

Last weekend when Simon and I were under my GP we were talking about the forge braces.

100% chance of it hitting on the bottom of the gearbox mount.
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Re: forge braces on 1.9 multijet

How is that? They are both pretty far from that.
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Re: forge braces on 1.9 multijet

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How is that? They are both pretty far from that.
Seemed to be milimeteres away on mine. I wonder if there are two mount positions across the range?
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Re: forge braces on 1.9 multijet

I don't know if it is different on every car. I was very stressed when i got them on, because a lot of people here have that banging problem, and took a picture and it seems impossible to hit anything. I guess the vibration over there is enough to move things really close to the braces( couldn't explain it better).
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Re: forge braces on 1.9 multijet

Well mine are coming off at the next service in a couple of weeks, sick and tired of the knocking noise.

There does seem to be a reasonable clearance from the gearbox mount so therefore I am guessing its down to the natural (or not!!) movement of the engine/transmission under load.
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Re: forge braces on 1.9 multijet

I can only assume there are two different mounts available across the range. We've had quite a few 1.9s and 1.4s in now and not a single one has knocked. On the first 1.9 we had in, we used a 3ft breaker bar with two of us leaning against it and still the gearbox mount was ~10mm from the bar.
Ive said this before and i'll say it again - anyone WITH the knocking can come down here and we'll work out why and look at changing the design.
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Re: forge braces on 1.9 multijet

my car has a worn gear box mount. not sure but maybe people with it knocking also have a worn gear box mount. if mine still knocks next week after the new mount im selling them
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Re: forge braces on 1.9 multijet

Decided to check the gearbox mounts at the service and replace if necessary and give the braces another go.
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Re: forge braces on 1.9 multijet

i couldnt bear the banging so sold my braces. but now i think my gearbox mount is worn, theres a knocking sound when you first set off and come to a stop. this is with no braces fitted! fiat said the top mounts, drop links are ok etc, so must be bottom mount.....
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Re: forge braces on 1.9 multijet

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i couldnt bear the banging so sold my braces.
yeah, cheers for them - I can confirm not a whisper from them on my tjet
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i couldnt bear the banging so sold my braces. but now i think my gearbox mount is worn, theres a knocking sound when you first set off and come to a stop. this is with no braces fitted! fiat said the top mounts, drop links are ok etc, so must be bottom mount.....
I wonder if theres a link then to a worn gearbox mount and these braces Theres been more than one report of worn mounts on cars that have/had the braces fitted....
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