my Protech shocks where on the softest setting... (5 replies)
I have recently had some protech shocks fitted. but the ride was ustable/floatie at speed.
so I checked the settings and they where on the softest.
but before I found out what setting they where at I undid the grub screw on the turning knob, when I put it back and retightened the click noise had stopped (I can still turn the knob though).
I thought I could have lost some bearings as there was only one present...so I undid the other side to check how many bearings...there was only one again...but when I put the turning knob back & retightened the grub screw the bloody clicking had stopped!
so now I dont know what setting the two front shocks are set at & I can't get the turning knobs to make the click sound again!
just found this on the protech site:
After assembly the unit is tested with the very latest computer controlled damping dynamometer to establish damper conditions and calibrations. All units are set with an adjustment range to suit 95% of most applications. However in the event of needing a lower range of damping or a higher range of damping this can be achieved as follows on or off the car
[*]Turn control knob to off position (Anti-Clockwise) then turn six clicks clockwise
[*]Holding knob firmly against shock absorber unscrew 4 m/m grub screw in the side of knob by one half turn
[*]Still holding knob firmly against body turn control screw in centre of knob with screwdriver half a turn clockwise to increase damping range or half a turn anti-clockwise to decrease damping range
[*]Lock-up 4 m/m grub screw
[*]Holding the knob firmly against body at all times this prevents the spring and ball bearing coming out of it's location - if this happens you will lose your 'Click' action which means removal of knob to correct [/list]
Sounds like a fiddly job to put the ball back in its spring hole. (they usually are!) Sticky grease will normally help to hold the ball and spring in situ while you refit the knob. Always a pig on anything that uses this set up for a control knob (cameras, etc)
Have you noticed GAZ are doing alloy shocks now that look virtually identical to the protech (with some blue anodising) twice the cost though!
But I have moved the centre screw a little (but I dont know which way or how much)?:?
Testing dampers by 'feel' in your own bench wise is sometimes better than factory settings. Just try some old Spax and they are all different.