Twist and shout

I seem to remember that some time ago you commented on the fact that many European cars were suffering from broken suspension springs because of poor manufacturing problems. Is this correct and can you give me any further details, please.

Asked on 7 March 2009 by

Answered by Honest John
Correct. They are not 'finished off' at the ends by pigtailing a standalone spring, or by tapering or flattening the ends of a spring that sits around a strut. The consequence is the springs admit corrosion to the bottom ends, where they usually sits in a cup of corrosive road salt, then get snapped by a pot-hole or speed hump. Happens with all makes and model of European cars fitted with European manufactured springs, many of which come from Sweden.
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