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Another DIY Sachs Rebuild/Service

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    Ok guys and girls...

    I'm looking to gauge interest on the DLC coated damper shafts for the near future..
    Given the cost involved and lead times I don't want to find myself either short on stock come the spring when you all want dampers doing at the same time or with loads of stock no one wants..
    Shafts will be coated to order so if you could also give an idea of when you would want them fitting that would also help me get time allocated ..
    First come first served as with the day job I can only do 2-3 sets a month without getting a divorce ... Lol

    So if this is for you please DM or email me and I can get a idea of demand..

    rikperry@5311@hotmail.co.uk
    rperry@mercedesamgf1.com
     
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    image.jpeg image.jpeg Few pictures to show we have moved on a bit from our DIY beginings. Now have proper bleeding stand. And all dampers get stamped with Trophy ID number for future service data.
     
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    image.jpeg Plus just for info and you owners struggling with finding gaitors like the OEM ones. Should be easy to open out to 25mm for our dampers
    The power flex bump rubber and gaitor looks like it will do the trick. £40 delivered from demon tweeks
     
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    Rik, your'e a diamond, cheers for all this work off your own back!
     
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    image.jpeg A little update on the bump rubber. It's fits great with no modification. I think even fitted as shown it could provide a great weather proof seal vs the std Sachs item.
     
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    @ image.jpeg On the back of the protective gaitor we also have a silicone cover to keep the grit out of the adjuster mechanism. All existing customers will be sent these to fit. And can be specced on rebuilds if required.

    Credit for this goes to @NathanH tho who passed the info onto me /us
     
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    The adjuster for my mind is the most vunrable part of the unit .. it seizes up if not cleaned and greased and this is why BG dont even try to rebuild them .. they just fit new if you want de pinning as the time involved is way to much to pass on the the customer..

    But if you fit these boots after a rebuild it will mean future rebuids can be faster and therefore cheaper... Future servicing with a good unit thats already powdercoated would be only £200 or so with a functioning adjuster ..
     
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    Hi Rik - are you happy to share where you sourced the plastic cover from? I'd like to fit them to mine. Cheers.
     
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    DM me
     
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    I will send one, but might take a little while from Jersey!


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    You weren't on the list but I'll send you some for being cheeky ... and cos you are doing the WW17 !!

    @Mossyv6 , @Ashtons99 Can you also send one please ..
     
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    Rik, you're a gentleman, I will send something in the next day or so.
     
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    Cheers Rik. Always worth being a little cheeky I guess!

    It does get used every day so it will be a good for testing though


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    They are pretty small .. a letter envelope would do .. 4 for you to include Alex
     
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    Will do mr Rick :smile:


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    @Rik Perry your'e a true gentleman! I've enclosed a little something in the envelope which you may be interested in... but keep it between you and I. Feel free to drop me a PM if required once received.
     
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    C'mon... spill the beans!!!! :tonguewink: We want in!
     
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    It's ok I know what in there already... Good thinking @TonkaTruck
     
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