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    I'm living in Brisbane and need to find someone who is a competent Mitsub. mechanic.
    I've got a suspension issue. It knocks/rattles at walking/jogging pace going over uneven surfaces.
    Took it to one "specialist suspension" crew, and the young bloke says it wasn't a suspension issue. It is the timing chain.
    A timing chain doesn't make knocking noises like that. Quite apparently he must think I'm just a silly old b. that doesn't know what he's talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunriseBoy View Post
    I'm living in Brisbane and need to find someone who is a competent Mitsub. mechanic.
    I've got a suspension issue. It knocks/rattles at walking/jogging pace going over uneven surfaces.
    Took it to one "specialist suspension" crew, and the young bloke says it wasn't a suspension issue. It is the timing chain.
    A timing chain doesn't make knocking noises like that. Quite apparently he must think I'm just a silly old b. that doesn't know what he's talking about.
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    Ive had good experiences with Fulcrum at Stafford.

    Tried the 'other' mob leadfoot refers to, and somewhat less than impressed.
    Lamenting the loss of Australian manufacturing.

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    Ive had good experiences with Fulcrum at Stafford.

    Tried the 'other' mob leadfoot refers to, and somewhat less than impressed.
    Lamenting the loss of Australian manufacturing.

    1998 - 2005 Mirage - still missed
    2005 - TL AWD Magna still paying for upkeep

    Pre `98 - non Mitsis including two Fords, a Toyota and a Daihatsu

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunriseBoy View Post
    I'm living in Brisbane and need to find someone who is a competent Mitsub. mechanic.
    I've got a suspension issue. It knocks/rattles at walking/jogging pace going over uneven surfaces.
    Took it to one "specialist suspension" crew, and the young bloke says it wasn't a suspension issue. It is the timing chain.
    A timing chain doesn't make knocking noises like that. Quite apparently he must think I'm just a silly old b. that doesn't know what he's talking about.
    Which specialist suspension crew?

    I don't live in Brisbane so I don't have any direct dealings with these, but you might like to try "Fulcrum Suspension"/ "Superpro".

    https://fulcrumsuspensions.com.au/

    They have been in business for a while, probably longer than the "other" so called "specialist" suspension crew.

    Although, of course, suspension noises should not be too difficult for any reasonable mechanic, Mitsubishi specialist or otherwise.

    I think you have just been unlucky first time.

    Chances are, if you try again elsewhere(anywhere), you should get a better result.

    After all, TM/TP Magnas are not exactly "rocket science" material.

    P.S. I had some low speed knocks over speed humps and similar in the front of my TL for a while just after purchase 4.5 years ago.

    The problem was fixed when I fitted new front polyurethane sway bar bushes.

    The manufacturer of these was "Superpro" Suspension in Brisbane.

    They cost me $23.00 purchased from Selby Suspension Nowra and I fitted them myself.

    It was the best $23 and best "bang for the buck" on car parts that I have ever spent.

    I was going to buy these type of bushes to improve the handling, but at the same time they fixed my front end noise problem.

    "Two birds with one stone".
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    Thanks for that mate, but I'm not too sure about that. How would it be checked?
    And the crew I went to was Fulcrum. I can't believe they pay that bloke to work there!
    Thanks to Leadfoot and Observer for that.

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    The "posts out of time stamp order syndrome" has returned with the introduction of daylight saving time.

    It's that, or "an observer" is a very clever mindreader, able to know what I was about to post - before I posted it.

    Any tips for the Melbourne Cup or Supercheap 1000?



    Anyway, back to the action at Bathurst.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SunriseBoy View Post
    Thanks for that mate, but I'm not too sure about that. How would it be checked?
    And the crew I went to was Fulcrum. I can't believe they pay that bloke to work there!
    Thanks to Leadfoot and Observer for that.
    The Fulcrum website shows the following stores in Brisbane:

    Capalaba, Hillcrest, Stafford, Yeerongpilly, Springwood

    14 stores across Australia.

    It's been 5 years since I was last in Brisbane.

    I am not overly familiar with that city anymore.

    Suspension noises, such as worn sway bar bushes, are obviously best checked on a hoist after a good road test.

    I don't have a hoist, so I have to rely on a "suck it and see" procedure, and visual inspection aided by trolley jack and prybar.

    It's second best, but I have had reasonable(not 100% but near enough) success in finding funny noises.

    And my labour rates are cheap, so it's a case of "if you don't succeed first time, try and try again".

    Although, such things are really a "young man's" game, for which I am now getting too old for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leadfoot6 View Post
    The "posts out of time stamp order syndrome" has returned with the introduction of daylight saving time.

    It's that, or "an observer" is a very clever mindreader, able to know what I was about to post - before I posted it.

    Any tips for the Melbourne Cup or Supercheap 1000?



    Anyway, back to the action at Bathurst.
    Have to put that skill on my resume.

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    Lamenting the loss of Australian manufacturing.

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    2005 - TL AWD Magna still paying for upkeep

    Pre `98 - non Mitsis including two Fords, a Toyota and a Daihatsu

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunriseBoy View Post
    Thanks for that mate, but I'm not too sure about that. How would it be checked?
    And the crew I went to was Fulcrum. I can't believe they pay that bloke to work there!
    Thanks to Leadfoot and Observer for that.
    Here is a reasonable non-Mitsubishi Magna specific youtube video about basic checking/replacing of sway bar bushes:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ismKJTrnsGg

    Well, it was reasonable until 2:50.....where he installs a new bush to replace the old worn one without using the thick specific lubricant.....AAAAAARRRGH.

    Note: If the video does not play in your original browser, try another type of browser and it will probably play, just like it did for me.
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