BX rear suspension struts - gaiter needed

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BX rear suspension struts - gaiter needed

Post by Oscar » Thu Dec 21, 2006 11:19 am

Hi Guys

The MoT is due in Jan, and most of the car is sound. I have a small worry re: the rear suspension struts.

Whilst I was doing the arms, I noticed that the rubber gaiter at the rear arm end of the strut was damaged. This is the end that the split pin goes in to. There's a small brace on the arm which is bent out of position and has abraded the gaiter.

Apparently it's an MoT failure. Does anyone have a spare gaiter or strut that they can send? Happy to exchange for beer tokens.

Thanks

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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:12 pm

Gareth Knows where to get new ones from, we replaced his last year, hi Oscar, I just named my new Tomcat after you :P
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Post by BX Bandit » Thu Dec 21, 2006 4:31 pm

http://www.aepdirect.com/defaultHome.aspx

If Oilys suggestion falls through, try the above link. I can't find it on their websire but I had exactly the same problem a few years back and I'm pretty sure AEP supplied the part for me. They are very helpful so give 'em a ring (I spoke to Paul who was more than happy to compare various bits he had on the shelf to help me out with another problem).

You'll have to bend that brace back tho' - I managed it with some steel plates and a bolt to bend it straight again! Good luck...
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Post by sleepy0905 » Thu Dec 21, 2006 5:17 pm

I have arear unit with gaitor here if you want it for the cost of postage. :D
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Post by BX Bandit » Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:08 pm

Sleepy to the rescue!! Job done :lol:
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Post by Oscar » Fri Dec 22, 2006 9:38 am

Gosh, the willingness and goodwill of this forum astonishes me every time.

I've been on a cycling forum a lot over the past few weeks - argumentative contrary bunch of prigs.

Anyway, Adam is scrapping his BX as we mentioned before, so he's going to get them off for me. If they're no good, I'll take up Sleepy's offer.

Thanks guys.

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Post by jeremy » Fri Dec 22, 2006 10:50 am

If its close to the end you may be able to reposition the clip to cover the hole - save loads of dismantling!

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Post by sleepy0905 » Fri Dec 22, 2006 12:18 pm

no problem oscar its here if you need it anyway have a good chrissy
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Post by Brian » Fri Dec 22, 2006 4:29 pm

I had a similar problem on a BX some time ago, I think the thin bar that sits under the bellows was used to jack up the car, and it had worn a hole in the rubber.

I Made up a metal plate with a hole in the middle, and with a nut and bolt pulled out the distortion on the metal bar.

I mended the hole in the rubber using a strip of bicycle puncture repair patch. Care must be used to remove all the LHM. I think I used white spirit, then methalated spirit.

That repair lasted over 3 years, and was still in place when I sold the car..

Worth a try untill the better weather comes again.

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Post by BX Bandit » Sun Dec 24, 2006 9:35 am

N45714

Put the above number into GSF and should be what you need...
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Post by Cornishbx16v » Sun Dec 24, 2006 5:19 pm

the gaiters and both jubilee style clips for them are less than £20 from a main dealer if all else fails! and only a ten minute job to fit! did mine early in the year!
sure it was someone on here that gave me the part numbers too!
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Post by Gareth Wales » Mon Dec 25, 2006 3:57 pm

Sorry Oscar, I've been some time responding to Stewart's thread (above) but I got bi replacements from a Citroen dealer. It seems that, through the generosity of spirit of this Club, yet another problem is resolved. Which leaves me with one: how do I get out of cooking for the next week?
Happy seasonal greetings etc to all - and thanks you all for le Club, unddoubtdly the best thing I never joined. :P

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Post by sleepy0905 » Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:14 am

Stay in bed that way you are asleep so dont need to cook. :lol: :wink:
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