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    Default washed car then 5 mins l8r almighty bang

    I gave my sri a good wash 2 days ago and came inside to sit in the garden and enjoy the sun when suddenly there was this almighty bang, I ran out 2 see what it was ( I thought someone had hit the car) but i could not find any problems. The next day I went to drop my daughter off at her friends D'oh, thats when i found what the bang was one of the front springs had snapped in two places. Boy was I lucky I was'nt driving as two large shards had been flung from the spring, or worse still i could have been changing the wheel changed both springs 2 be on the safe side

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    Another broken spring,these are far too common for me,think those Eibach's are getting ordered sooner rather than later.........

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    Yep it has to be said that like most things VX springs are sh i te ............Just glad it went when no one was driving as it can be a little bit scary !!!!!!

    Back in a V6 !!!!!!!!!!!! And lovin it !!!

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    its done 94k and 5 years old these things happen, it happend to a mercedes I had so its not just vectras it a flaw in the metal, they should use ultra sound to check them before they sell them there probably made in China out of old datsun cherrys LOL

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    Never heard of this before. That's bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hideous View Post
    Never heard of this before. That's bad.
    Common fault m8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hideous View Post
    Never heard of this before. That's bad.
    Where have you been.........

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...=springs+break

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    Sounds like those Eibach replacements are worth looking at then.
    Only thing, I don't want to lower the car, low enough already for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by scunner View Post
    probably made in China out of old datsun cherrys LOL
    Nothin wrong with them old Datsuns m8y

    Esp not with them ol scool Zeds

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