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I,ve just removed a broken front coil spring on my 08 Clio Campus,1.2 petrol. But my manual has no information on the correct orientation of the new spring. And as its not marked top, and my old spring is broken and missing both ends, I,m not sure on the correct way up of the spring. Any advice would be very welcome. Thanks Tim
 

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Try and get it fit in the shocker saddle part first..
Keep turning until it locks, if it wont seat correctly, then try the other end..

IT will be at an angle as in "wont look straight" If the same both ends look for the widest gap, between two coils, this is bottom
 

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I just took off the passenger side, which I thought was ok, but it also has the top coil broken,


But I have a good bottom to compare to the new shocks I was given, KYB RH 3032.


And it turns out they are the wrong ones, as each end is too small to fit the seat rubber.


So much for expert motor factors
 

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Now narrowed down to either KYB RC 2284 or KYB RC 1574.


Waiting on a vin number check to see which is the right one...
 

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No reply at all in relation to the offered vin no for clarification in purchasing parts from an online
source.
So went with my best interpretation of all available info that I could source on the net,
and swapped my wrong springs for KYB RC 2284.


And a perfect fit into both the top bearing carrier cover plate, and perfect fit into the rubber

seat located midway down the shock absorber.


Just to clarify these are the correct set for my 2008 August date of first registration, Renault Clio
Campus 1.2 Petrol. Hope this helps someone.
 

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I Found KYB online interactive catalogue a great bit of kit, while I was doing the search for the correct info.
Powerful tool for both the springs and shocks.


I,ve never used it before, but it has a very comprehensive list of data on all vehicles. And needless to say
I've bookmarked it for further use.


Here,
http://kyb-europe.com/catalogue/
 

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Just to update on the progress.


Decided to fit 2 new shocks on the front too. So Vin number
to KYB and given 633707 as the proper one to fit.
Problem is it didn't fit either:grin2::grin2: I kid you not.

The bore hole distance at the bracket was 52 mm. But I need a bore hole distance
of 58mm. So back to the drawing board. I told the KYB tech it would not fit, and I need the proper one.
He says computer says no, and thats it.:laugh:


So more webtime, and I found that KYB 633706 is what I need, as its a bore hole distance of 58mm.
Fingers crossed..
 

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The saga continues..



Collected my 633708 (58 mm ) this morning, and then home to fit them.


Only to discover the 633708 ( 58 mm) fits the passenger side, but not the drivers side.


I need the 633707 (52 mm) for the drivers side.


So someone has fitted the wrong spindle to this car at some stage.


The joys of motoring..
 

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As this car has passed the last two NCT's here as is, I am going to fit the same as is on

the car at the moment, 1 52mm bore center shock, and 1 58 mm bore center shock.


So all said and done now, and car handling is a major improvement.
 
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