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Strut top bearing

Discussion in 'Suspension, Brakes, Wheels, & Tyres' started by hipwell, May 18, 2017.

  1. hipwell

    hipwell

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    Hi guys.

    I need some new top strut bearings, mounts are fine but the bearings are grating badly.

    Will the ones from Euro car parts fit? As I know these things can be a bugger with some non genuine parts.
     
  2. bloke

    bloke ClioSport Club Member

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    if the rubbers are fine then just clean the crap out of the bearings and grease them.
     
  3. hipwell

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    I gave that a go. Blasted them out for ages and they still feel gritty as hell as though the bearings have flat spots on them.
    Unless I didn't clean them well enough lol.
     
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    bloke ClioSport Club Member

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    possibly knackered. chuck them in some paraffin and see if that cleans them out, works half the time and can save buying top mounts if you only need bearings.
     
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  5. hipwell

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    Cool will try and clean them again.

    I take it the bearings from euros won't fit?
     
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    oreA ClioSport Club Member

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    I got ECP bearings as spares as they only cost a few quid. I used them when I had a problem with my solid top mounts - they fitted fine and have performed well so far, however, I've only used them for one track day.
     
  7. bloke

    bloke ClioSport Club Member

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    should fit fine, just didn't know they were available on their own, if they re then might as well change them rather than try and clean them out.
     
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    Ah right.

    Yeh they list 2, the most expensive of the 2 been 12 quid a pair with weekend discount so worth a try. If they don't fit I'll take em back an have another go at cleaning
     
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    bloke ClioSport Club Member

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    What's the part number for them?
     
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    I've got a full set of spare original top mounts with good bearings.

    Drop me a pm if you are interested.
     
  11. hipwell

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    609745001 cheap ones
    609745000 slightly dearer ones
     
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    cheers.
     

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