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    whats the best grease to use on front springs, front of my car is making a creaking / clang sort of sound on speed humps like the cars scrapping the floor, ive hurd about the spring mod but what is the best grease to use?

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    Any thick grease (wheel bearing grease etc) will do buddy although you will probably still have to do the spring mod

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    where can i get the stuff from for the mod, because 2 of my vx dealers aint hurd of it

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    remeber tradtional grease is corosive when it is exposed to the air / rain ....so i would use a syntetic grease .......

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post

    cheers for that dont want to sound thick but how do i know if my car already has them? can i check with wheels on ?

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    Yeah but easier to jack the car up first, they go at the bottom of the spring so if they are there you'll see them

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    ok bud cheers for that, if car dont have them fitted are they easy to DIY? and is it worth putting grease on at the sametime as the mod covers? (vx should do this free off charge if its a problem)

    im guessing i dont have them fitted because checking the MOT history its had a new spring fitted and i dont think it was vx who fitted it so i think it was a backstreet garage and they never fitted this mod or the spring they fitted dont have the mod but the right side does because they only replaced left spring, am i right in saying its best to replaced both springs at the same time enev tho one might be ok?
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    It's good practise to renew both at the same time, you'd need spring compressors to do this job mate, probably best left to a garage. Shouldn't cost much as the springs don't need to be removed

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    thanks for the info john, i was expecting them mods to cost £££ but £2.50 each i dont mind that and if it does fix the problem ill be pleased

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