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Arnott squeak

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Hi all,

We have replaced a few Airmatic parts over the past 5-6 years of ownership. The first part was a front shock absorber, back in early 2016. Replaced with Arnotts.

We don't drive the car a lot, less than 10,000km since that strut was replaced.

It's developed a squeak. It's definitely the shock absorber.
See video:

We've pulled it out, pulled down the lower boot and sprayed white lithium lubricant over the rolling rubber sheath. Reinstalled the squeak disappears while stationary but reappears within a few minutes of driving.

I've been in touch with Arnotts who aren't aware of an issue and the part is no longer under warranty so are not offering any support.

Has anyone else come across it? Any suggestions? I don't fancy buying another if it's not going to last. Also not keen to do a spring conversion.

I feel like I've hit that spot where every time I go to drive it something else is wrong with it and it's driving me crazy.

Thanks for reading
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Arnott started selling in UK a year or so back.

I purchased several items from them, Compressor, and Struts for a Mercedes and Airbags for a VW ..................

They all ended up being returned to their UK supplier, they are absolute rubbish, the Compressor they sold me with their Arnott Sticker on it was clearly made in China :(

Junk !!

Junk which I will never purchase again.
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