Good day from another 08 1.4 petrol doblo owner who by chance has done the same trip in the opposite direction - from Phuket to Singapore. It didnt take nearly as long as 2 weeks though. But 2 weeks might be realistic if the rear is squealing like a pig before you even set off With regards to bump stops - a garage in rural Scotland replaced them on one of my doblos for hardly any money. The part was
You can get supplies from Tanly Motors for your spring assistors and change the rubber bushes on the leaf springs. Happy trip.
i fitted greyston spring assisters and left the bump stops worn is they dont get hit anymore.
Dont know but both mine have perished to nothing too. Any ideas people
theres been a thread about this before rear suspension theyre not actually bump stops but spring assistance
Thanks for the link. I cant be bothered to go through it again though since I believe these things should be durable. I will ask for a contribution from fiat of course and when I dont get it Ill inform them that my next car will have a seven year warranty.
Thanks for the link to the previous thread but it doesnt answer my questions. Are these spring assistors cheapeasy to replace
Hi. My doblo does seem low at the back possibly lower than the local taxis but It just passed its MOT two weeks ago with no advisories. Once upon a time you could buy spring assisters for leaf springs McKinney comes to mind and no doubt much cheaper than fitting a new spring from fiat
We hade 3 doblos all ride on the spring assistors Not bump stops. Tried helper springs have them on floor as I speak removed when we sold the oldest one real harsh ride poor ride quality for modern light van. Free to anyone who wants to arrange shipping
Having my doblo since 2004 and since then Ive changed 4 sets of bump stops. From all the comments here I gather the design is such it has to be replaced once in awhile. Anyway I noticed mine is just less than 1cm clearance from the spring hence the damage.
Originally Posted by petelang MOT tester says the rear bump stops are almost touching rear single leaf spring and therefore its overweight. I question the MOT testers ability. How can he say a vehicle is overweight without actually weighing it Unless its obviously on its knees hes talking out of his rear end. In your situation Id spend a few quid having the doblo weighed at your local weighbridge (total and axle) and go back with the evidence.
Hello there and firstly welcome to the forum The bump stops are important as when you are carrying a load and the suspension flexes they stop the suspension flexing too much. Its rare that the suspension will hit the bump stop unless you carry a very heavy load and go over a speed bump too fast for example but damage to the leaf spring can occur if the bump stop isnt there to stop it so Im lead to beleive. After all they arent there to look pretty are they as for 3rd year warranty then not a lot is replaced or repaired under warranty. However if it was there before the doblo went in then you could complain to fiat that its now mysteriously gone
Im sure theyre the same as on the 1.9. If so they screw off. Theyll be pretty tight. I used a hammer and an old screwdriver. I put the screwdriver in one of the little notches at hit it a few times to loosen it. Pretty easy job if you raise the rear of the car using a proper jack. (causing the wheel to move down in relation to the body of the car)
my first guess would be the bump stops on the rear suspension. They are like a yellow cylindrical part
Originally Posted by Chrissouls my first guess would be the bump stops on the rear suspension. They are like a yellow cylindrical part This has come before in the forum and it turned out to be the suspension bushes. edit no Im wrong as usual it was the bump stop sorry but there have been issues with the rear bushes... httpwww.fiatforum.comdoblo74905...-warranty.html httpwww.fiatforum.comdoblo11651...n-problem.html
I am going to replace the rear bump stops on my Dobbie. As the rear height is very low would changing spring assistors at the same time be a good idea Any help would be appreciated
I may have misinterpreted your post. There are two different types of spring assister grayston spring assisters.pdf The attached files above show two different items that are both called spring assisters rather confusingly The rubber cone is what fiat call a spring assister or wick (depending on the technician you are speaking with). The rest of us call it a bump stop. The pdf file shows a grayston
I was just looking for the same information. New shocks fitted new bump stops almost touching the axle plate. Shocks look as if they are not far off fully compressed. Thinking I might know the answer
Originally Posted by MorrisMick Hi I am also new to this Forum malarky stuff. I have a Bizzare Car . I think its haunted. I have a fiat doblo JTD year 2005 and it has done 30000 (7k sinced I owned it.)(owned since May 2008 from the fiat Dealership) Clutch slip in 4th and 5th gear but only does it on odd occasions. rear Wiper works when it feels like it. Headlights go out completely when switching from
but the bump stops are there to stop the suspension bottoming out they dont actually touch the rear leaf springs so your problem is elsewhere. Someone else had a similar issue to yours recently have you done a search
Hello. Right I have every thing loaded that I would normally and it is not sitting on the rear springs there is about an inch gap. So they are bump stops. just very big ones. It was something I read elsewhere and the size of them made me think that they were often sat upon. Cheers for the link for the spring assisters I discovered them earlier and I am pondering getting a set to help with the weight
Wheaty by spring assistors I guess you mean those big cone-shaped yellowy rubber things that look a bit like sex-aids My fiat garage showed me those on their computer and referred to them as wicks. They cost me about 34 quid if I remember rightly.. cant remember if that was for one or a pair though sorry. Are they just bump-stops Im sure my doblo handled better and felt firmer at the rear after new ones were fitted
go and buy one - you wont regret it. The engine is softly tuned in its standard state hence it can comfortably cover huge mileages or as stated respond well to tuning just dont forget timing belt and water pump every 5 years. Originally Posted by Brummy Exile Any advice gratefully accepted. Ive owned easily 25 cars and the doblo IMO is the best....but then again I have a bit of experience with fiats
Originally Posted by sludgeguts As the dobbin is van derived shouldnt it be capable of carrying as much as the van - Id imagine thatd be around a ton in which case why do we need to uprate springs coils or whatever My doblo was originally used by Cornwall NHS Trust (according to insurance docs left in car) and my mechanic suspects that it was fitted with a wheelchair lift capable of lifting at least
Sorry guys but what you are calling a bump stop is not actually a bump stop. It is a spring assister. bump stops are designed to provide a short flexible limiter to the end of the travel of the suspension. The doblos spring assisters are designed to work with the suspension spring the main part of the springing is done by the spring itself but when loaded or on rough roads where the suspension is going
to try get a bit better mpg by slowing down a bit on the mway. So for the last couple of weeks ive tried to stick to 60-65mph on mways. Average mpg according to the computer was increased to 55mpg within 1 week. Its now dropped down to 52mpg as i got sick of doing 65 all the time & have done more short journeys for work this last week or so Anyways all in all im really pleased with how the doblo
The doblos basic make-upfloor pan is unique as is the Multiplas. I think that has been mentioned else where in the forum The rear suspension is a simple beam between the hubs and uses cart springs with rubber bump stops. Its simple and effective especially when heavily laden. If you buy a doblo I think you may have gone the wrong route for a MAX Power feature spread 0) Remember if it looks like a van - itll probably handle like a van...
Originally Posted by bigmastiff thought i would say hello to the board members got a wee Y plate doblo panel van for work purposes into my vans in a big way usualy found in a transit or a VW but now the doblo is my weapon of choice. cheers jim. I use mine for work duty as well but there are a couple of problems to be aware of carrying a bit of weight. The rear suspension need upgraded. I got a greyston
Just past test after failing a few items including a faulty shock so replaced bothput on new bump stops while i was at it and had to adjust the load valve on rear.Went with semperit comfort life tyres in the end.Skint as a result but at least its good for another year.