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    Default Spring snapped

    Well thats a great end to this crappy year! I was coming down the M5 at 70mph when I heard this massive bang! Stopped on the hard shoulder to have a look, couldn't see anything wrong, in the dark!

    So I slowly carried on until I got off. It then became very clear that the front offside coil spring has snapped in two!

    Now the question remains as to when I can get it fixed. The 3.0V6 cdti is never easy to get parts for but I assume its the same as the 3.2V6 so hopefully it won't be too hard. I'm not interested in lowering springs as I catch things as it is!

    So if anyone lives or can get to near Bath with a pair of front springs and some tools - who knows what they are doing as I don't! - and fancy's helping to change them with me then there will be something in it for you!

    Its typical that it happened right in the middle of the biggest holiday of the year in this country!
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    you could do that with out the spring tool as the spring is in 2 parts now

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannysport18 View Post
    you could do that with out the spring tool as the spring is in 2 parts now
    Wouldn't you still need the tool to compress the new spring?

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    Pity you are not a bit nearer to Brum I would do it for you if you got the spring,s

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    same happend to me about a month ago both front springs at same time. If i was closer m8 i would help out

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed taylor View Post
    Pity you are not a bit nearer to Brum I would do it for you if you got the spring,s
    Well everywhere is shut until monday now I was on my way back from Cov. Thanks for the offer ed

    Quote Originally Posted by Edd View Post
    same happend to me about a month ago both front springs at same time. If i was closer m8 i would help out
    thanks mate
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    no prob m8 good luck

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    i got some springs u may have m8

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuee View Post
    i got some springs u may have m8
    Isn't yours a 2.2 petrol? If it is they won't fit
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    ahh **** it sorry m8 4 got, got them in my boot aswell lol ready 4 u lol if urs was a 2.2

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