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Ordered a set of H&R springs from Germany, the Sportline springs were just not quite low enough for me in the front. Mechanic threw them on and it looks perfect, but I'm rubbing a lot. Installing fender spacers this week. Also took the opportunity to order a set of Bilstein B8s, should really improve the ride.

My driver side vent housing also finally cracked, I saw a few small cracks but its toast now, ordered a new one of those.
 

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My Sportline suspension seems more firm than stock, and I wonder if the springs have been swapped in the past. #Maranello, would you mind measuring your ride height before the motor swap, wheel center to top of the fender? And if you have a caliper, would you measure the wire thickness of your Sportline springs once you remove them?
 

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'84 Euro 500SE, '85 Euro 2.3-16, '51 Euro 170S, '97 Jeep Wrangler Sport, '15 G63 AMG
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If it ain't one thing... it's another. Had a rather normal drive with it today, but noticed what sounded like clutch chatter when I got home. It's an audible noise that wasn't there when I first left, and it goes away when the clutch pedal is depressed.

I will look at it more in the morning.
 

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89 190E2.6- 5-speed Manual, 95 E320 Sportsline-sold, 2001 E320 4matic Wagon-sold
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My Sportline suspension seems more firm than stock, and I wonder if the springs have been swapped in the past. #Maranello, would you mind measuring your ride height before the motor swap, wheel center to top of the fender? And if you have a caliper, would you measure the wire thickness of your Sportline springs once you remove them?
When I swapped mine to sportline springs the spring thickness was very similar, just 1mm thicker than stock, But it had more turns and shorter when unloaded. I believe the thickness was 13mm vs 14mm but don't quote me on that.
 

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I'm going to guess that's a broken tang on the clutch release fork.
You are probably going to be correct. Still shifts fine, but I'm not going to chance it.
 

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Hello all,, my power assisted steering Has got a sort of Shaking in it,,,Would anybody know what that could be???
Can you describe it further? Shaking when turning, shaking at high speed, etc, etc.
 

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Went to the Pick and Pull today as they had a 40% off sale. Picked up all the electronic parts behind the battery (AC relay, FPR, OVP, AC controller, etc, etc) for something like $80. Relays had new date codes and clean terminals. Still looking for the spare EZL. Those are hard to come buy.
 

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Doing some small body work, taking care of chipped paint under the fenders and small scratches in body left from the previous owner. Temporary fix before I get it fully repainted in the next year or 2.

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Doing some small body work, taking care of chipped paint under the fenders and small scratches in body left from the previous owner. Temporary fix before I get it fully repainted in the next year or 2.

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This just proves to me I'm going to need to track down some French headlights for my Almandinerot, looks amazing.
 

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Had two shops tell me I needed to change the tie rods but everytime I touched them I couldn't feel any play. Firestone refused to align it (Lifetime Alignments) until I change them. Did it last night and boy was I wrong, I don't think the cars ever driven this smooth. o_O
 
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