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About rincewind

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  1. That sounds like the drop link. They are not expensive to replace, I had both of mine done. The 'knock' is still there though. 😕
  2. You will - I've enjoyed mine for eleven years, even with the knock.
  3. Give it a day or two - my knock goes away when it's been up in the air with the suspension relaxed, then it comes back.
  4. Mine's all the time when I go over bumps. Like a 'clunk'
  5. I'm going to revive this thread. I've had my IS200 for 10 years, with the knocking all that time on the front o/s. I've had shocks, upper shock mount, lower ball joint and drop links changed. I've also fitted new guide pins to the calipers and put new discs and pads on. The car has been inspected by a number of people who cannot find anything wrong. Still the same knocking noise. It goes away for a day or so if I raise the front of the car and let all the suspension relax, then it comes back. Any further ideas people? Paul
  6. Warped Hubs?

    The tiniest of rust bumps can cause excessive run out.
  7. Warped Hubs?

    I had my wheels refurbished by Lepsons this year (fantastic OEM finish). As part of the process they test for out of true. One wheel was , so they straightened it. The only time I had a wobble though was when I put new (Lexus oem) discs on the front. The hub surfaces weren't flat, causing excessive run out. I spent some time flattening the surfaces by sanding and scraping. Job done - no more wobble.
  8. Warped Hubs?

    It may be the wheels, or perhaps warped tyres- try swapping the wheels front to rear but suspension issues can also be to blame. Lower control arm bushes are a common culprit - have a look at them to see if they are degraded.
  9. I've got an extra button on mine - Snow. It reduces the throttle response and in the snow it.... doesn't help at all🤤
  10. In it's life mine has had one offside front lower ball joint and all round damper renewal, and that's it suspension wise. I recently spent a satisfying day replacing the radiotor and while I was there I also did the water pump, which didn't really need it. That is is all I've ever replaced in the car
  11. They are such robust cars. Mines now on 145k and has never failed an MOT.
  12. My seal is not breaking up but it is starting to distort a bit so id be interested to hear the response to this
  13. Warped Hubs?

    I had my lower control arms off a few months ago. After 145k they are fine. It seems rather variable when they deteriorate.
  14. Would you have a link to these?
  15. If these Michelins are still noisy I'll go to the dealers. They're not far from me in Woodford - I see you're in Essex like me.