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2019/04/09 20:02:53 (permalink)

Rear Shock Leaking!

After a great day at Swindon 993 Seminar and a great drive home I noticed a patch of oil from the NS Rear. After sticking my head under I could see a drip coming from the bottom of the shock, cleaned it up and checked again today and its dripping again
I'm still  on original suspension
Why did it wait till after the seminar!
Now I have a Targa and wondered what people have replaced there's with
My car is going into Swindon for its Service and Windscreen tomorrow so just trying to prepare my self 
 
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Re: Rear Shock Leaking! 2019/04/09 20:55:18 (permalink)
Bilstein HD shocks with M033 springs for me, also on a Targa.
 
Got to admit it’s a great combination on track, but too firm for the potholed roads around here. I’d look for more progressive shocks if I did it again. 
 
From memory some people have been happy with the Koni FSD option on standard or ‘sporty’ springs. 
 
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Re: Rear Shock Leaking! 2019/04/10 00:35:03 (permalink)
You're probably still using the original Monroe suspension - my understanding is that they are not up to much after 50k.
 
I went for KW Variant 3 coil-over suspension with RS configuration.
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Re: Rear Shock Leaking! 2019/04/10 07:22:17 (permalink)
As John says, you need to be careful with a targa, the Koni's are probably your best bet, not called FSD's anymore, they are Koni SAS now

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Re: Rear Shock Leaking! 2019/04/10 08:14:21 (permalink)
Thanks for that, I know I need to be careful as a Targa hence asking here. If only they had started leaking before the 993 Seminar then I could have fired lots of questions at them then!
 
Has anyone tried the new Classic re designed shocks from the new classic Porsche selection?
https://www.porsche.com/uk/accessoriesandservice/classic/genuineparts/producthighlights/shockabsorber993/
 
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Re: Rear Shock Leaking! 2019/04/10 08:28:18 (permalink)
Konis on mine, part of a refurb by Centre Gravity (best place to go) a few years ago.
Went for Konis as Bilstein reputed to be stiffer - they are great, with compliant ride (with 18" hollows + M033 as originally).
With Chris setting this up, you will be pleased with the difference. Even at 160k+
 
Your 993 looked a bit high at the back when you passed me after the seminar, Graham.
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Re: Rear Shock Leaking! 2019/04/10 15:08:58 (permalink)
Oh Graham, you're probably not using it enough ..
 
I had a flat left front on Monday morning, nail in my nice Pirelli .. pumped it up and drove to Hereford for a fix, guy came back after 10 mins 'you better look at this' .. he'd mended the puncture but the sidewall had popped a large swelling on re-inflation, on close inspection the whole area was stressed. New tyre .. big thanks to Herefordshire Council for all the potholes (tho its better than it was ) !
 
Anyway, I love Bilstein B8s with M033 - the B8s do not have any issues with full droop MoT failure like has happened with HDs, and are (AFAIK) exactly the same as Porsche Classsic, certainly they are acknowledged by Porsche as the manufacturer.
 
Christian took me out in his S after the seminar .. .. he has set it up on Ohlins adjustables with a few RS and GT2 bits and harder bushes throughout the rear end including the subframe mounts. It felt slightly better damped than mine all round, more supple on bumpy stuff .. very impressive. The Ohlins would be a bit (!) more, but are fully adjustable. I had a big smile when I got back tho' !
 
Save your money on Centre Gravity in my opinion. Contact me if you want to discuss it.
 
Love your 993 !
 
cheers, Maurice
 
 

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Re: Rear Shock Leaking! 2019/04/10 15:43:29 (permalink)
There are no Bilstein HD anymore they all start with B's now!
 
Do I need to replace a 4 or just the rears? Should I do Springs and shocks?
All these questions just after the Tech Seminar!!
 
Maurice
Will see what Swindon find on the inspection tomorrow before the service incase there are other things wrong that I haven't noticed and then I'll give you a shout
 
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Re: Rear Shock Leaking! 2019/04/10 16:12:27 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby gsimons_tel 2019/04/11 07:27:49
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There are no Bilstein HD anymore they all start with B's now!
Do I need to replace a 4 or just the rears? Should I do Springs and shocks?
Graham


Old ones were B6, newer B8 see http://www.carnewal.com/p...176/Bilstein-B8-Shocks
If you want it to handle, do all 4. Springs optional subject to preference / budget, but 'while you're in there' applies ..
All 993 suspension stuff http://www.carnewal.com/Suspension#993 lots more options since I last looked ! Kinematic tool anyone ?
Gert (993 owner) has good information on all of them, even if you just use the info to shop around (heaven forbid).
The prices quoted are subject to Belgian VAT but include shipping anywhere, so always worth a call to get a UK price, especially if you tell him I sent you !
No connection other than satisfied customer blah blah ..
 
cheers, Maurice
 
 
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Re: Rear Shock Leaking! 2019/04/11 08:32:42 (permalink)
B6 and B8 are different, B6 (the old HD) are standard height. B8 are shorter and are great if you are going to lower the car. When you lower a car with M033 springs or the like you will stiffen it up as there isnt the length of travel there was before.
 
Good advise to do all 4, springs can be re-used if you're happy with them, they dont really degrade on 993's.
 
The Porsche Classic are Bilstein made, apparently slightly different spec to Bilstein own, and  over twice the price!

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Re: Rear Shock Leaking! 2019/04/14 19:44:21 (permalink)
Good to catch up at the AGM, Graham ! Let us know what the offer from Swindon PC actually includes .. I'd love it to be a good offer after the treat they gave us last Sunday ! Did look promising ..
 
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