CalaisTurbo New Tags
User Name: Password:

Go Back > Technical > Suspension, Brakes, Gearboxes, Diffs
Calais Turbo Advertising



Thread Tools
Old 05-12-08, 09:42   #26
VLNA2T's Avatar
Join Date: 01-12-08
Location: QLD, Gold Coast
Car: Vl 87 Berlina Converted turbo
Trader Rating: (0)
Send a message via MSN to VLNA2T
87Calais, Sorry I should clarify what was tightened.

First the gland nut, but only marginally.
But forgive if this sounds tech, the shock sits in the strut tower thing and there is a twisty thing that is tightened at the top of the strut where you first see the shock coming out.

That was tightened as well. (I think) Any ways noise is completely gone.
VLNA2T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-08, 19:14   #27
NZ VL com
NZ VL com's Avatar
Join Date: 16-03-08
Location: NZ, Hamilton
Car: vl calais, vl royale 195kw non turbo
Trader Rating: (0)
the oil is just to stop the inside of the pipe rusting as water will collect in there, just a bit in the bottom will do,old oil is ok,and the bottom of the shock has to be tight on the bottom, may need washers or packers to tighten up tight
looking for VL wagon FS AUS 3Lt man
NZ VL com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-08, 19:36   #28
Wagon > Sedan
Psi_Wagon's Avatar
Join Date: 15-06-03
Location: Melbourne, North-West suburbs
Trader Rating: (39)
sounded like a worn bush to me, probable lower control arm.
Psi_Wagon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-08, 20:11   #29
'87Calais's Avatar
Join Date: 08-04-04
Location: NZ, Auckland
Trader Rating: (1)
Hey all,

Got the car back from the suspension shop today. Turns out it was the gland nut. As VLNA2T said it was tight but not tight enough. They also tightened the main strut nut (the one that sticks outs the centre of the strut tops) as it wasn't quite aligned properly and had worked a little loose.

Had a chat with the guy at the suspension shop when i went to collect my car. He said although the nut would've felt tight, the insert would've moved around in the strut slightly and worn away a little and made itself enough room to move around and make a noise. He said he got a few various tools of the trade out and tightened her up good and proper. That seems to have fixed the problem!

Yay - no expensive insert or strut top replacement!!

THANKS EVERYONE for your help - now others can use this thread for info when they strike the same problem as it seems to be a reasonably common problem.

Thanks again,

Every time u open ur mouth u have this wonderful ability to continually confirm what I think!
'87Calais is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-08, 20:31   #30
Gold Members
12maneym's Avatar
Join Date: 28-07-04
Location: NSW, Albury
Car: lw5 berlina turbo wagon A9Y wagon turbo
Trader Rating: (5)
Send a message via MSN to 12maneym
yes,happened to me a while back.good ol Grant with the walky knew exactly what it was.
WANTED: 1 turbo hubcap
12maneym is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +10. The time now is 11:38.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.