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Old 05-07-2016, 12:33 PM   #1
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compbrake rose joints too tight?

I have on top of my gaz gold a pair of compbrake top mounts. However, I have noticed that sometimes one of my my springs made a twanging noise when turning the steering wheel.
Further investigation shows that sometimes the rose joint and absorber shaft and locknut are not turning and my springs slipping instead and therefore causing this sound.

So, I have disassembled and reassemble the whole strut, everything looks fine, but the problem is still there.

I have now released the pressure from the springs (by fully turning down the adjusting rings) so that the springs are now totally free and found that it is quite hard to turn the rose joint by turning the top collar by hand. Is the rose joint fitting too tight?

Has anyone experienced this before?
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Old 05-07-2016, 04:07 PM   #2
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probably needs greasing up.
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Old 05-07-2016, 05:05 PM   #3
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They are brand new, but I was thinking of that too.
I can tighten the springs but that would result in the car sitting higher and stiffer.
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Old 05-07-2016, 07:22 PM   #4
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My last quick shift was very tight when new, it took a lot of work to get it moving smoothly.

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Old 05-07-2016, 07:56 PM   #5
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On a quick shift, there isn't a lot of force, but on the rose joint of a top mount lays a lot more weight from the car causing the joint to be tight.
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Old 05-07-2016, 08:28 PM   #6
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mine do the same, nothing to worry about.
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Old 05-07-2016, 08:36 PM   #7
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Hey, thought so that I couldn't be the only one when looking at the whole setup and construction of the suspension. I will leave it as it is then. I tried some extra grease on the rose joint, but that didn't help.
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Old 05-07-2016, 09:15 PM   #8
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A bit of use might help too
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