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squeak squeak squeak, that's all I bloody hear when driving along from the front AND the back.

Car feels like a bag of nails on these greasy roads, not nice.

Do I need new bushes? Should I plumb for those nice blue ones? Could I get away with lubricating them like some folks have done on their 156's?

Cheers for any input.

Sean
 

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Interested in the responses as I might be putting Powerflex bushes on the front upper arms on mine soon. They squeak quite a bit!
 

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If it feels rough as well as squeaking (as opposed to just squeaking) then you need new bushes/wishbones. Oiling isn't going to help if the bush has failed.
 

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GhostyDog said:
squeak squeak squeak, that's all I bloody hear when driving along from the front AND the back.

Car feels like a bag of nails on these greasy roads, not nice.

Do I need new bushes? Should I plumb for those nice blue ones? Could I get away with lubricating them like some folks have done on their 156's?

Cheers for any input.

Sean
I have been through a long journey to get my handling issues resolved. I needed new front wishbones, rear axle hub bushes, and new shocks. Tried the bones and bushes first, then front shocks - now ordered rear shocks to get fitted. I hope your problem is cheaper and quicker than mine!
 

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Eeek!!! All sounds expensive, :(

Thanks for the comments lads, I had a look at the price of powerflex bushes, not as cheap as I thought they would be. I'll have a word with my specialist after crimbo and see what he recommends too.

Thanks again.

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David C said:
If it feels rough as well as squeaking (as opposed to just squeaking) then you need new bushes/wishbones. Oiling isn't going to help if the bush has failed.
There's quite a lot of rattling and banging on badly uneven roads too. :(
 

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Rattling and banging sounds like anti roll bar links. Change them both sides. About £20 each from EB Spares and they are good quality parts. Half the prive of Alfa Genuine
 

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It's Christmas, leave 'em a spot of cheese in your suspension springs,
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Before doing what bigfoot said on boxing day ;)
 

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Apart from the obvious cat and mouse stuff, or PSU fault, youv'e been out on the salty roads. The first thing I would do is try a little WD40 on the shock absorber shafts. If that has no effect a little on some of the bushes. Try to identify the source.
If its drop links you should be able to feel the vibrations, going over bumps slowly.
 

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I was paying a little more attention on the way home and it seemed only to be the passenger side that was banging about. Think it's prudent to get my specialist to have a look around the suspension and see what he thinks.

Cheers again for all the input.

Sean
 

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Hi Dog,

I have got musical suspension on my 156, and have been gathering new parts over the past few weeks, ready for fitting.

Noticed you are in Halifax, i am in Leeds, what garage do you use?

I have used Turin Motors -Indie spec. (in Leeds) before, but found them to be crap.

I heard about a indie near you called Alfa-tech, have you heard of them or used them?

Cheers dude;)
 

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I heard about a indie near you called Alfa-tech, have you heard of them or used them?
I have used them once when my regular specialist couldn't fit me in because a lot of folks on her said good things about them.

They fitted my new discs and pads, but unfortunately they put them on back to front (grooves spiralled out the wrong way forcing gasses INTO the pads). So I had to take it back for them to fix it the next day which they did in record time, never seen 2 guys swap discs over faster.

I normally use Wyn Lear in Keighley www.cwlear.co.uk he is fantastic and I'm sure others would back up what I say. How many garages when realising they overcharged you send you a cheque foer the difference in the post? Wyn is also an auto engineer, he isn't just a fitter so he can deal with more complex problems. Whenever I go he always has a couple of cambelt failures in that he is reconditioning for people.

HE also has experience of preparing alfa's for track and race events so if you ever felt like getting some performance mods done he is well equipped to do this too.

Hope this helps.
 
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