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    Passed MOT this morning all OK

    On way home from MOT station about 4 miles away I have 3 roundabouts at the second I turn left on turning I heard a rattle from the back nearside this kept on as if something metal was rattling on a bare floor in the rear of a van. As I pass my garage friend I thought I would call and seek his advice, he bounced it about a bit opened tailgate and sat on floor and bounced some more he could not hear anything, as he had nothing on the ramp I drove on to let him look underneath inspection revealed a broken nearside coil spring the top coil had broken off and had fallen inside the spring. This was obviously causing the metallic noise.

    As he did not have a ramp job this morning he said he would do it straight away Euro Parts is only a mile away they only had 1 spring and would deliver within 15 minutes but another one for 11.30 so work in progress van back for 12.30 to 1.00pm. Good job it went on the way home.



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    Very common problem theses days , darn pot holes .
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    You also need to be particularly careful when there have been below zero / freezing temperatures if you are out first thing.

    Be a little bit more gentle until they`ve had time to work and warm up a bit then you`ll be ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alf View Post
    Passed MOT this morning all OK

    On way home from MOT station about 4 miles away I have 3 roundabouts at the second I turn left on turning I heard a rattle from the back nearside this kept on as if something metal was rattling on a bare floor in the rear of a van. As I pass my garage friend I thought I would call and seek his advice, he bounced it about a bit opened tailgate and sat on floor and bounced some more he could not hear anything, as he had nothing on the ramp I drove on to let him look underneath inspection revealed a broken nearside coil spring the top coil had broken off and had fallen inside the spring. This was obviously causing the metallic noise.

    As he did not have a ramp job this morning he said he would do it straight away Euro Parts is only a mile away they only had 1 spring and would deliver within 15 minutes but another one for 11.30 so work in progress van back for 12.30 to 1.00pm. Good job it went on the way home.



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    Mine passed ok but retro fitting cruise talking longer than estimated.
    Fitted two rear springs last year for test.
    Good result Alf. 👍
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    Great news, Alf

    VW Transporter Springs seem to be a consumable nowadays and luckily cheap and easy to fit.
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    Springs very often break when the vehicle is parked. Potholes and speed bumps have vastly improved ncreased the number that fail.
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    Took a lifetime guarantee out at 5 per spring



    Quote Originally Posted by hairydog View Post
    Springs very often break when the vehicle is parked. Potholes and speed bumps have vastly improved ncreased the number that fail.
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    Berlingos/partners were so well known for breaking front Coils (usually resulting in the free end of the broken spring puncturing the inner tyre sidewall)
    That manufactures did a recall to fit a plastic collar (not to stop the spring breaking) to prevent the spring puncturing the tyre).
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    Never broke a coil spring in my life and thats on our poor roads,alf you must be driving like a F1 driver.
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    I see you drive a VW, well you got it back on the road quickly, so that's good and with a new MOT. Now perhaps I should have fitted new front springs on mine when I changed the front and rear shocks, fitted air suspension on the back as the standard springs were sagging quite a bit. Perhaps they are better springs on the Ducato, I hope.

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