Gaz dampers.

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Andrew Stacey
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Gaz dampers.

Post by Andrew Stacey » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:38 pm

Hello has anyone had a problem with these items on a 'parabolic' set up. They were already fitted to my GT, from purchase, and I was told that the rattling from the rear was the worn Gaz dampers, not a knock, a squeak/rattler like chattering. Had new set fitted six months ago, all quiet to begin with but now come back. Front's are older but don't appear to make any noise ??
Any ideas please.
Vic Butler
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Re: Gaz dampers.

Post by Vic Butler » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:37 pm

Shock absorber bushes Andrew?
1977 Stage 2 MGB GT
1975 SWB Series 3 Land Rover with a later 2.5 petrol engine
Andrew Stacey
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Re: Gaz dampers.

Post by Andrew Stacey » Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:54 pm

Thanks for the reply Vic. Possibly but it's more of a chatter than a squeak, the same noise as the old ones, and that was worn internals. Given that these are less than a year old I hope you're right.
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Re: Gaz dampers.

Post by Vic Butler » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:35 pm

Andrew I've had another thought about this. Parabolic springs have more movement than standard ones so it's a possibility that the the shocks are being overextended. When I had parabolic springs fitted to my Series 3 Land Rover I had to fit much longer shock absorbers. I just wondered if your rear shocks are correct for parabolic springs.
Just a thought
1977 Stage 2 MGB GT
1975 SWB Series 3 Land Rover with a later 2.5 petrol engine
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