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    Default Noisy Parabolic springs

    I changed my 109 stationwagons springs to parabolics, 2 blades in front and 4 blades in the rear.

    The problem is where the blades touch each other a squeak originates that is driving me mad!!!!

    Is there any tips or advice on how to stop my blades making noise

    Wynand

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    Fit friction pads, available from any decent spring supplier, or buy yourself some thin PTFE sheet, from a good plastics company, cut it into strips and fit between the leaves. I have even used normal builders dampcourse succesfully. Just polish the ends of the springs really smooth before fitting the plastic.
    I am not a complete idiot - there are still some parts missing
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    Another option is to take them apart, and paint them.
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    Thanks guys

    I'll go looking for some pads, they are stil new +-5000km and were painted.

    Wynand

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    Just remember, to fit the pads you are going to have to drill holes in the ends of the springs! But it can be done.
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    Hi Frans

    At the risk of sounding ignorant, why do you have to drill holes in the springs?

    Wynand

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    This is how OME does the anti-friction pads. The holes is to hold them in place.
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    Craig on this forum found some spring teflon type tape that he was going to try out on his SWB standard springs. It was a stick on stuff if I remember correctly. Try contacting him to find out exactly what he found out during his looking around.

    Are you sure its the spring and not the shackle that is squeeking? Or the bush maybe?
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    These parabolic springs are made by Heystee, this is how their friction pads look:



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