Chassis issue or not

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Chassis issue or not

Postby Rob P » Tue 23.06.2015, 18:23

Guys, looking for feedback on the pictures below of the front chassis member, (not sure of the correct term and in a rush to get out). I was working under the car and wondered if this was normal or whether this was damage from the underside of the car hitting the road too often.

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Re: Chassis issue or not

Postby Elanlover » Tue 23.06.2015, 19:08

The "prongeron" is an essential part of the suspension/handling of the car. Yes, its common to see it scuffed and dented provided its not to badly beat up. The most common cause for this bruising is hitting something on the road (stones, highway flotsam, etc.) Yours doesn't look too bad.
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Re: Chassis issue or not

Postby epipete » Tue 23.06.2015, 19:10

That one looks pretty much like all of the ones I've seen before, that line going diagonally is presumably your concern and, again, that looks normal to me.
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Re: Chassis issue or not

Postby muley » Tue 23.06.2015, 19:16

Best I've ever seen! (or owned)

It's fine.



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Re: Chassis issue or not

Postby Rob P » Tue 23.06.2015, 23:39

Cheers Guys, I'll stop worrying about that element then and worry more about the oil leaks :-)
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Re: Chassis issue or not

Postby lotusflasherman » Wed 24.06.2015, 00:22

Rob P wrote:Cheers Guys, I'll stop worrying about that element then and worry more about the oil leaks :-)


Nothing like an oil leak to stop chassis corrosion though... it's like drip-feed waxoyl :lol:
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Re: Chassis issue or not

Postby tb10 » Wed 24.06.2015, 08:22

:agree: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Chassis issue or not

Postby epipete » Wed 24.06.2015, 09:31

Rob P wrote:Cheers Guys, I'll stop worrying about that element then and worry more about the oil leaks :-)


My mechanic regards oil leaks as a bonus - 'shows the oil is going 'round' was his reaction to me once! :twisted:
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Re: Chassis issue or not

Postby Enright » Wed 24.06.2015, 11:27

Yes, I had a similar reaction from a Dutch Chinook pilot at the RAF Waddington airshow a couple of years ago.
There's a massive gearbox inside the tail section of a Chinook under the rear rotor. It must be 3ft diameter and has a bolt about every 2" round the circumference (so about 60 bolts).
Anyway, every one of those bolt heads had a heavy drop of oil hanging from it, and when I reached up to check, in a voice very similar to those 2 policemen off "The Fast Show" this pilot said "hey what's up, is my helicopter not clean enough for you?!?"
I replied that I was a little concerned about all the oil that seemed to be making a bid for freedom, to which (without even a pause or a blink) he said "yes, that's how we know there's still some left in it. We only start to worry when it stops. Now would you like a cloth to wipe your finger?"
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Re: Chassis issue or not

Postby Tuga2112 » Wed 24.06.2015, 19:49

Mine is in worse condition than your's and im not worried, so i second everyone else's opinion that you dont need to worry.

My progeron is slightly bent exactly where it says you cant jack it.... im guessing a previous owner took it to a tyre shop that didnt follow the manual...
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