Suspension sphere / accumulator sphere - Are they the same?

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Suspension sphere / accumulator sphere - Are they the same?

Post by tranentbx » Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:24 pm

Hi,

I'm changing the front spheres today. I've bought new ones from the local motor factors but they are different from the old ones I've taken off. I noticed the box says (confusingly) Suspension accumulator spheres. I was just wondering if its a different design maybe or are accumulator spheres totally different from suspension spheres?

The new ones I bought are hollow inside the neck where the screw thread is. The old ones have some sort of metal disc inside the neck with a small hole.

Have they just supplied me with the wrong parts?

Thanks

Pascal

EDIT : I've just read up on them and now know the difference. I can't use them so will need to take them back! grrrr

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Re: Suspension sphere / accumulator sphere - Are they the sa

Post by citronut » Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:01 pm

sounds like they have sold you acumalator spheres, as that is the difference between suspension spheres and acumalator spheres, nout in the end as you say,

the bit in the end of the cornner spheres is a damper

what factors did you buy them from

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Re: Suspension sphere / accumulator sphere - Are they the sa

Post by tranentbx » Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:48 am

hi malcolm, they were from euro car parts in Leith. Usually been very good with me over the years. honest mistake I think

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Re: Suspension sphere / accumulator sphere - Are they the sa

Post by rutter123 » Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:43 am

Same thing happened to me this week, this time from GSF, ordered 2front spheres got home to find they both accumulators, correct part number on box but wrong spheres inside, annoying, yes, but they did give me 25% off for the inconvienence, total cost £44 which aint bad for new ones.
Were yours the amtec ones by chance?
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Re: Suspension sphere / accumulator sphere - Are they the sa

Post by citronut » Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:19 am

tranentbx wrote:hi malcolm, they were from euro car parts in Leith. Usually been very good with me over the years. honest mistake I think
i dont trust that bunch as i feel they have sold me fake goods in the past!!!!

have you checked

http://www.sphere-shop.co.uk/
rutter123 wrote: Were yours the amtec ones by chance?
i dont think the E*C*P bunch sell Amtec, as i heard Amtec is part of the GSF group


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Re: Suspension sphere / accumulator sphere - Are they the sa

Post by Mike E (uk) » Thu May 21, 2015 9:31 am

I just bought two front spheres and an accumulator from Auto Equippe in Glasgow.

They sent the correct parts, and they arrived very quickly.
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Re: Suspension sphere / accumulator sphere - Are they the sa

Post by RobC » Sun May 24, 2015 11:45 pm

Hi mike

Are they genuine 16v spheres or gti/td ones?
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