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thought i had an oil leak - it's the offside shock, advice...

been told by my mechanic that the cooler pipes arent bug*ered and the offside suspension strut is loosing oil etc...

im assuming the suspension strut is a shock absorber?

would you recommend after market shocks or original alfa parts? what should i expect to pay for aftermarket and alfa parts and can you suggest any suppliers?

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Originals are generally regarded as poor in terms of performance & durability so the only advice is to upgrade. Konis & Bilsteins seem to be favourites. I have the former on the rear, will get fronts when funds allow. Better ride & control and longer lasting. Bilsteins pricier. Unfortunately the fronts are expensive, as are Alfa originals.
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