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Hi guys,

I think that you do worry for nothing... My bella is now approaching the 90k MILES and although I also got some concerned about changing the shocks, I was told by the dealer and an Alfa specialist that they don't need to be replaced, yet !

However, i must agree with you that when it comes to cornering the car isn't as "stiff" as it used to be.

I would have liked to have suspension specialist checking these shocks, so if anyone knows a good one that won't leave marks ... ...., please let me know. Preferebly in the Midlands, if this is compatible !

BTW, 90% of my mileage is on motorway....


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A leaking shock absorber is broken and need to be replaced . That they do check at the dealer or technical inspection . Another test they do is a difference between L and R shock's . If the difference to big , change it . The best test IMHO is the feeling you have yourself . If you find the car less stable , or bouncing , or something else , worse then driving it in the beginning , change them . Off course , the difference needs to be a serious change , otherwise you can change them every 20 k . But really , feel it in corners , when you feel it really going a lot more unstable or something like that , it's better to change them . When , well that's something you have to feel for yourself but 80 k can be perfectly possible .

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