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Heres an excerpt from the MoT testers manual Sec 2.4.a a. Inadequate clearance of the axle or suspension with the bump stop or chassis b. a suspension unit so weak that the body or other part of the vehicle fouls a road wheel or would do so if the vehicle was laden. Note a missing bump stop rubber is not a reason for rejection. It appears that a non-existent bump-stop would be ok - but one rattling
The OS one on my 54 plate Eleganza is completely missing and the whole protruding lump that the bump stop pushes into is corroded and missing all that is left is the bit that the spring sits against plus about 10mm of the metal that starts to rise away from the chassis to where the bumpstop mount would have been. As far as im aware providing the mount for the spring is still sound then its not an MOT failure. Mine was like this on its last MOT in January and it wasnt even an advisory.
Cheers fellas - sounds like no bump stop (taking out the stop from within the spring) is the (cheapest) way to go. Will let you know. If i went the proper route though (new mount for & possibly new bump stops) can anyone actually confirm they sit in are retained by the top cross member itself at each side (big expensive job) or once disassembled do they sit in are retained by ano separate part Cant
take the bump stops out and throw them away my multi has passed its mot for the last 3 years and nothing was ever mentioned.
Originally Posted by martyc5674 ...I dont seem to have side to side play when jacked up but the front bush gap seems to open up when i jack it... ...a bit of a squeaky groan coming from the back coming off bumps... Bushes like these will usually fail by shearing where the inner Alloy piece detaches from the rubber. My front ones were in a real state... ...yet there was no side-play at all. Also even
Was just thinking about when you get the noise. Years ago a friend who had mudflaps on his car was trying to figure of what the intermittent scraping sound was when it was heavily loaded or like in your case going over certain slopesbumps etc. It was just the mudflaps grounding out. Quote Im thinking its rear rear door plastics a little loose Do you mean the Tailgate rubbers the ones the sides bear against when closed Put a little Silcone grease or spray on them see if that stops it.
Id have a better look at the subframe itself is it actually that bad because the bump stop is a replaceable part and to be honest if mine failed on that id simply put a bit of silicone on the top of it and that would be the end of it. I was lucky and bought a complete subframe from ebay with all the bushes fitted but bump stops i cannot see being more than a tenner. If there is no other noticeable
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...