Rear Shock 1988 740 Estate

Discussion in 'Volvo 740' started by not hereplease, May 13, 2004.

  1. I have what looks like oil coming from under the rear shock absorber. Would
    it need to be changed, what price for a new one.
     
    not hereplease, May 13, 2004
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  2. Yep. Replace them as a pair.

    Euro Car Parts list them at about 20 ukp each (unless they are self
    levelling).

    http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecommerce/Search_Results.asp

    Changing them is easy enough, as long as the lower bolts aren't
    siezed.

    http://brickboard.com/FAQ/700-900/RearSuspension.htm#RearShockInstallation
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    Stewart Hargrave


    For email, replace 'SpamOnlyToHere' with my name
     
    Stewart Hargrave, May 13, 2004
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  3. What if they are self levelling, how will I know.
    What price self levelling.
    I have just looked at the manual it says if self levelling to change the
    coils, is it worth it on an 88 Estate.
     
    not hereplease, May 13, 2004
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  4. It's unlikley that they are self levelling. AIUI, self leveling shocks
    are integral with the spring,

    http://brickboard.com/FAQ/700-900/ImagesProcedures/Images-Nivomat/oldshocknspring.gif

    The link I gave previously will give you a price for them (make sure
    you're sitting down).
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    Stewart Hargrave


    For email, replace 'SpamOnlyToHere' with my name
     
    Stewart Hargrave, May 13, 2004
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  5. not hereplease

    Peter Milnes Guest

    Of course it is worth it. Coil springs at around £24 each. Self-Levellers may be
    pricey but are very much worth the cost in the comfort levels they improve.
    Ordinary shockers are about £20-25 each but if the originals were part of a
    self-levelling set-up you will have to change the coils for normal to heavy
    duty versions which can be used with Self-levelling at an improved comfort
    level.

    Cheers, Peter.


    : What if they are self levelling, how will I know.
    : What price self levelling.
    : I have just looked at the manual it says if self levelling to change the
    : coils, is it worth it on an 88 Estate.
    :
    :
    :
    : : > not [email protected] here.com wrote:
    : >
    : > >I have what looks like oil coming from under the rear shock absorber.
    : Would
    : > >it need to be changed, what price for a new one.
    : > >
    : >
    : > Yep. Replace them as a pair.
    : >
    : > Euro Car Parts list them at about 20 ukp each (unless they are self
    : > levelling).
    : >
    : > http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecommerce/Search_Results.asp
    : >
    : > Changing them is easy enough, as long as the lower bolts aren't
    : > siezed.
    : >
    : > http://brickboard.com/FAQ/700-900/RearSuspension.htm#RearShockInstallation
    : > --
    : >
    : > Stewart Hargrave
    : >
    : >
    : > For email, replace 'SpamOnlyToHere' with my name
    :
    :
     
    Peter Milnes, May 14, 2004
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  6. not hereplease

    Mike F Guest

    On the solid axle 700s the self levelling shocks (Nivomats) are still
    mounted in the "normal" location, separate from the springs. In the
    above picture you see the chrome rod comes out the bottom of the shock
    body and is covered by the rubber accordion boot. All Nivomats are like
    that, the normal shock has the chrome rod coming out the top and is
    covered by a plastic sleeve.

    --
    Mike F.
    Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

    NOTE: new address!!
    Replace tt with t (twice!) and remove parentheses to email me directly.
    (But I check the newsgroup more often than this email address.)
     
    Mike F, May 14, 2004
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  7. I have looked under the car and see that the shocks and spring are separate.
    The image Stewart Hargreaves kindly posted shows a self levelling shock.
    I see that the shock on the self levelling goes through the spring, from
    this do I have self levelling or not.
     
    not hereplease, May 14, 2004
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  8. From Mike's description, self levellers will be 'upside down'. That is
    to say, the reservoir, or main body of the shock - the fat part - will
    be at the top:

    http://www.swedishbricks.net/700900FAQ/nivomat.jpg

    Normal shocks will have the reservoir at the bottom. Don't be confused
    by any protective shroud or collar, which will be fairly flimsy, but
    may look a bit like the solid tube of the reservoir. In this pic, the
    shroud is blue, the main body of the shock (reservoir) is yellow:

    http://www.swedishbricks.net/700900FAQ/b46-1662.jpg

    If I was a betting man I'd lay good money on you having normal shocks.

    --

    Stewart Hargrave


    For email, replace 'SpamOnlyToHere' with my name
     
    Stewart Hargrave, May 14, 2004
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  9. not hereplease

    Peter Milnes Guest

    That's because the self levelling shock he showed was from 760 saloon/sedan
    with IRS, where the shock and spring are concentric. On 740/760 estates the old
    live rear axle is fitted where the shock is in the same place as the IRS
    saloon/sedans but the spring is behind the axle.

    Cheers, Peter.

    : I have looked under the car and see that the shocks and spring are separate.
    : The image Stewart Hargreaves kindly posted shows a self levelling shock.
    : I see that the shock on the self levelling goes through the spring, from
    : this do I have self levelling or not.
    :
    :
    : : > Stewart Hargrave wrote:
    : > >
    : > > not [email protected] here.com wrote:
    : > >
    : > > >What if they are self levelling, how will I know.
    : > > >What price self levelling.
    : > > >I have just looked at the manual it says if self levelling to change
    : the
    : > > >coils, is it worth it on an 88 Estate.
    : > >
    : > > It's unlikley that they are self levelling. AIUI, self leveling shocks
    : > > are integral with the spring,
    : > >
    : > >
    :
    http://brickboard.com/FAQ/700-900/ImagesProcedures/Images-Nivomat/oldshocknsprin
    g.gif
    : > >
    : > > The link I gave previously will give you a price for them (make sure
    : > > you're sitting down).
    : > > --
    : > >
    : > > Stewart Hargrave
    : > >
    : > > For email, replace 'SpamOnlyToHere' with my name
    : >
    : > On the solid axle 700s the self levelling shocks (Nivomats) are still
    : > mounted in the "normal" location, separate from the springs. In the
    : > above picture you see the chrome rod comes out the bottom of the shock
    : > body and is covered by the rubber accordion boot. All Nivomats are like
    : > that, the normal shock has the chrome rod coming out the top and is
    : > covered by a plastic sleeve.
    : >
    : > --
    : > Mike F.
    : > Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.
    : >
    : > NOTE: new address!!
    : > Replace tt with t (twice!) and remove parentheses to email me directly.
    : > (But I check the newsgroup more often than this email address.)
    :
    :
     
    Peter Milnes, May 15, 2004
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  10. The car reg is E43 NDE can anyone tell from the reg if self levellers are
    fitted.
    I still don't know from all the postings which I do appreciate if the cars
    has self levellers.
     
    not hereplease, May 16, 2004
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  11. How about visiting your nearest motor factor and asking to see some
    replacement shocks, so that you can compare them.

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    Stewart Hargrave


    For email, replace 'SpamOnlyToHere' with my name
     
    Stewart Hargrave, May 16, 2004
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