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Author Topic: Fulvia/Flavia/2000 Suspension Upper Balljoint Interchangeability  (Read 7182 times)
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« Reply #15 on: 30 June, 2011, 12:20:36 PM »

Plenty of food for thought there. I'll put it up on blocks at the weekend and have a go. One week to takeoff for a Kerry run. I've recent experience of full dismantling in this area, bar removing the actual balljoints as I thought they were ok but your "spring" comment now has me wondering if the tight feel I was getting from the ball/socket was an artificially spring loaded and deceptive effect - there is a SPRING somewhere in there?

As an aside, and thinking of dismantling, I am reminded what a world of difference there is between heavy dismantling of seized and rusted 30/40 year-old post-Fiat economy measure Lancia parts from the early 1970s and more modern seized and rusted 20 year-old components on Y10s and Themas from the 1980s and 1990s. Age certainly takes its toll. But then on the other hand, if you go to dismantle S1 Fulvia, S2 Flavia or Flaminia subframe/suspension parts everything comes off like a Fessia dream - bronze nuts and the like. Bronze monkeys must be a lot better behaved than brass ones.

Alan Murphy

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« Reply #16 on: 01 July, 2011, 10:16:58 PM »

If you do get brave enough to tackle the job, it would be great to see pics of the process as I need to replace some ball joint boots and all this discussion has really confused me even more than I was before... Huh?

Current Cars: 1994 2.0 VIS Thema Station Wagon, 1967 Flavia 1.8 PF Coupe.

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1983 Prisma 1600
1991 Thema 16v i.e. SE
1988 Thema 8v Turbo
1992 Thema 16v i.e.
1983 Gamma Coupe (manual)
1993 Thema VIS
1994 Thema VIS LE
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