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38mm damper rod pistons

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:15 pm
by gavin
Hi all,hope everyone had a good festive break.I am doing a front end overhaul(spring broke) and noticed the damper rod pistons quite loose on the rod,about .9 mm between rod size and bore in piston.they are both basically the same so my question is should they be of closer tolerance,they are held by circlips so not sure whether they are meant to float a bit to compensate for flex etc.all the tech data I have found advises inspect and change if worn but no actual measurements given(I just love Italian manuals)
cheers Gavin