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    Is there a way to lubricate the strut top mounts?
    I think this is where the orrible screeching noise is coming from and sometimes the springs can be heard pinging round as I go from lock to lock, maybe thats why they break alot on the Vec's.

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    Have you got plastic sleeves on the bottom of your springs? Alot of vec/signums suffered with this and you can get the sleeves from you vx dealers. They stop the pinging noise

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    It's been lowered, not sure if it has the plastic sleeves on, i'll have a look.

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    I`ve put new springs on mine today and while in bits i gently took the top mounting bearing apart, just ease the bearing roller apart with a small scewdriver and put new grease in the roller and the ball carrier then clip back together, it is simple to do honest buddy, that is of course once the suspension leg and spring are off the motor.

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    Ok Thanks, i'll get my garage owning friend to have a look soon.

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    they are about £15 each from stealers. cheap enough to change I had mine done twice now.

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    Thanks, probably worth it to stop the orrible noise.

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