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Join Date: May 2016
147 Spring ID - Help, please
The more I dig into my donor facelift's undercarriage, the more my heart sinks.
Rear struts are a mismatched pair, one older Italian shock, one newer Turkish; the former has heavy abrasions to the spring (from being dragged across a breaker's yard, for sure).
Springs have two white dots on each, and a fingerprint sized daub of fluorescent green per spring also. Springs are different makes, the one on the Turkish strut has a fairly readable code stamped along its last turn while the other has no visible markings.
Everything I read about "standard" 147 springs says they should have one red and one yellow spot of paint, and EPER is no more forthcoming.
Can anyone shed light on this colour/ID issue, please? I'm a bit gutted because I wanted simply to replace the leaking rear dampers on my '03 with a good matched pair and a lower mileage 2005 donor sounded the goods.