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Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:14 pm 
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how would i be able to tell if my car has been lowered :?:

i compared it to another stock ea and mine seemed a bit lower all way round,what should i look for to be able to tell :?: .

also when i decelerate from speeds above 70 it seems to surge between 75 and 70 klm's,the tachometre will show a flare in revs and it feels likes it' free wheeling for a few seconds then all is fine,,ecu has been replaced,could it be the tcm :?:

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:17 pm 
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Get under there and have a look at the springs, usually easy to tell - i.e. king springs are yellow, pedders are... red, i think. Not an exact science but may be a dead giveaway.

How much lower than the other EA? If its around an inch or more then chances are it has been lowered. Otherwise may be saggin springs.

Re gears, almost sounds like lock up torque converter doing its thing. Is the box serviced regularly? Hows the fluid?

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:39 pm 
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easy answere here, the gap between the tyre and the guard should be the same all the way around, if its not, its not stock.
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Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:55 pm 
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easy answere here, the gap between the tyre and the guard should be the same all the way around, if its not, its not stock.


How do you come to that conclusion?

What if there are wider tyres on the back with the same profile? That will throw that theory out straight away

And what if you lowered the car with a full set of NEW lowered springs, they will all sit at the same height.

What if its stock, with 1 sagging spring?

Hmm :roll:

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:59 pm 
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the torque converter would be unlocking when it free wheels for a few seconds right :?: it is serviced during april every year as it does a few k's. oil is a nice red colour..

i'll check the springs when it cools down a bit.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 6:00 pm 
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Yeah converter only locks under steady throttle. Step on it or off it and it will unlock immediately.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 7:25 pm 
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well the rear springs are red the front i can't tell,they are not clean,

so what could be causeing it to flare up then :?:

 

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