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Chris Hopkins
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« on: 11 December, 2017, 12:09:56 AM »

Our Limited Edition 1.2 Ypsilon has gone well over 50,000 miles now and when it had its MOT in late Summer although there were no rattles or bad handling, the rear dampers needed changing.  Well not really it was just the top mounting bushes were completely shot.  If you can find bushes to fit, then you could save buying new dampers.  The inner metal sleeve was floating about loose in a very weak rubber bush, not up to the job I am afraid.  Anyway, it is a very easy job to change the whole damper so that was what I did. See the attached picture.  Other than that she is a little beauty and still a pleasure to drive.

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Chris Hopkins
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« Reply #1 on: 11 December, 2017, 06:45:41 PM »

When I had a similar problem a few years ago on a different make of car my garage turned down some nylon bushes on the lathe to form a replacement which worked well.
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« Reply #2 on: 11 December, 2017, 08:52:19 PM »

Robush might be able to help!! I am not sure if they do voided bushes, but I am not a fan of them anyway .... they always seem to fail prematurely!!!!

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« Reply #3 on: 12 December, 2017, 07:48:55 AM »

Not a Fiat part then???

Its not the winning but taking part! or is it taking apart?
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