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Re: Panda Rear Shockers Advice Please

I think those 2 V shape gaps in the rubber above and below the bolt are meant to be there, maybe something to do with factory OEM? My panda had them too on OEM dampers before i changed them, but the nearside definitely needs changing before MOT as you can see the worn elongated oval the bolt is sitting in.
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Quote Originally Posted by Chiddleston View Post
I think those 2 V shape gaps in the rubber above and below the bolt are meant to be there, maybe something to do with factory OEM? My panda had them too on OEM dampers before i changed them, but the nearside definitely needs changing before MOT as you can see the worn elongated oval the bolt is sitting in.
That is the 'void' ...

( ford cortinas had VoidBushes on the rear axle... a very regular failure point )
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That is the 'void' ...

( ford cortinas had VoidBushes on the rear axle... a very regular failure point )
Oh, I remember them Charlie! Absolute nightmare until we bought the proper kit for doing them, Then it was relatively easy peasy. I seem to remember the rubber often separated from the metal sleeve and it all clonked about spectacularly! Those were the days I worked in the Firestone Tyre and Auto store and we did lots of them! Mk3, 4 and 5 Cortina's if I remember?
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Yes. I agree. Best to check the reciept for proper description.

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Re: Panda Rear Shockers Advice Please

Howw odd when I viewed this earlyer there was o ly two picture's showing hence why I thought they looked nearly identical prehaps some sort of browser bug?
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Quote Originally Posted by Chiddleston View Post
I think those 2 V shape gaps in the rubber above and below the bolt are meant to be there, maybe something to do with factory OEM? My panda had them too on OEM dampers before i changed them, but the nearside definitely needs changing before MOT as you can see the worn elongated oval the bolt is sitting in.
nope its torn

its very common

I just changed two the same

the centre is twist when it was tightened up

tears top and bottom just as in the photo
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That is the 'void' ...

( ford cortinas had VoidBushes on the rear axle... a very regular failure point )
nope there damaged. There no void. It not like the front wishbone Bush.

When new they are solid.

just torn. there 4 different sizes.

imagine twisting just the centre. Then moving the centre up and down. it will tear just as it has done.

Its very common when a garage lifts it up on a two post and changes everything here with the air wrench.

no doubt not helped by cheap parts.
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Re: Panda Rear Shockers Advice Please

the make cofap is just visible on the newer shock


just to remove any doubt


here a cofap top mount
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I was fooled by the angle of the bottom pic.. Yes it is Offside that was changed

Seeing the bill could make this a lot clearer.
correct


if asking for the work just to pass an MOT this would be the only one to be changed which fits



They do fail just after a year normally if poorly fitted. Never looked to see what state they are in after 8 months


Also going to depend on speed humps. Parking on curbs and so on.
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Quote Originally Posted by Chiddleston View Post
I think those 2 V shape gaps in the rubber above and below the bolt are meant to be there, maybe something to do with factory OEM? My panda had them too on OEM dampers before i changed them, but the nearside definitely needs changing before MOT as you can see the worn elongated oval the bolt is sitting in.
wasn't a post 2012 with a ricambi by any chance ? There a completely different construction and not just a slit but shaped


not seen them fitted on a pre 2012 although none will now be on there original set

I have no idea if they were ever fitted to the 169 ?

but its not the case here. I posted a pic of the same shock above. The make is just visible in the photograph Its very common to tear as has happened here.


There a chance the old shock is of this type. There a hint of the bump at the bottom. Cant make out the top in the photo.


Here an OEM arbarth. Not a great photo. The large bumps still stop any vertical movement
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Re: Panda Rear Shockers Advice Please

Thanks all on your interest to my problem.
I have returned to the original garage and obtained refund for the rear problem and then taken the car to another garage and had two new shocks fitted all is now well.
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