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Sub frame moving??

Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by Willie, Apr 7, 2009.

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  1. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    Getting well pissed off with this one now.

    I dropped my sub frame, changed all the bushes for Audi TT roadster rear swing arm and LCR front swing arm. The front ARB, bushes, clamp and bolts were all changed for new MK4 R32 23mm kit, VW OEM. There were no problems with putting any of this back together. Initially the old sub frame stretch bolts were used but now changed with new Seat OEM ones.
    The sub frame was painted too.

    So anyway I'm getting a REALLY dodgey sounding BANG when either accelerating hard, braking hard or cornering hard.
    It looked like the sub frame had been sliding on the mounting bolts, but these have been jsu changed for new ones, torqued to 110 NM and 90 degrees of stretch.
    FECKIN NOISE IS STILL THERE!!

    Whats happening??

    Would the paint on the sub frame be creating a slidy enough surfame to allow this whole thing to move??

    The only other thing that was fitted was 2 piece discs but this wouldn't cause the noise to happen when accelerating hard?
    Or would they?
    But cornering hard they wouldn't be able to make this noise

    WWAAAAAHHHH!!!!

    the other thing I have checked is to see if the engine mounts are okay, they look okay but haven't removed these yet to check.

    What do you all think?

    Anyone had this?
     
  2. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    bump for guys coming home from work
     
  3. LEE69

    LEE69 Stage 2 Revo'd

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    I can't see it moving if painted, but you never know.
    Tell tale would be and "flakes" off paint around the area?
     
  4. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    No flakes but there seems to be 'slot' in the paint around the mounting bolt heads
     
  5. LEE69

    LEE69 Stage 2 Revo'd

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    That not just from tightening them up?
    If it as been knocking for a while the holes could have become elongated maybe?
     
  6. DPJ

    DPJ ...........

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    I cannot see the subframe moving. It's got to be something else.....

    (When did you change your name?)
     
  7. JamJay

    JamJay California Bound

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    And how do you do it?
     
  8. DPJ

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    email to ZBoyd or m0rk
     
  9. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    I though this too.
    there is nothing stopping this moving apart from the mounting bolts.
     
  10. stpete

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    I had my subframe off last year post fire rebuild, new bolts not used and its been fine as others say cant see it movin really big lump tied in a few places!
     
  11. andycupra

    andycupra status subject to change

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    assuming the new bolts are the correct thread and size.
     
  12. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    Any more for any more??

    the bolts are the correct ones, the washers are new
     
  13. jaymd

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    Try putting some tippex around the washer/bolts and see if they do move.
     
    #13 jaymd, Apr 9, 2009
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  14. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    Yup, cheers will try this
     
  15. wild willy

    wild willy Full Member

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    Did you get to the bottom of this Willie.
     
  16. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    Aye I did, finally...

    Basically I have a copy of ELSAWIN from a friend off of ebay.
    This has all the torque listed for each part.
    I have followed this to the letter on a few occasions and found out to my cost that these figures can be wrong.
    So when I fitted the wish bones onto the sub frame prior to fitting the sub frame to the car I used the required torque, with new bolts and 90 stretch on these. This has proved to not be enough.
    I put a massive bar onto these and torqued these up which cured my horrible bang.
     
  17. ibizacupra

    ibizacupra Jack-RIP my little Friend

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    I have had a mk4 golf do this repeatedly... the bolts would work loose for some reason, and at one point spat out 2 of the 4 bolts when I saw it to investigate a banging sound!!! wire locked them in the end.. fixed it. (that and loctited the new bolts and did em up FT)
     
  18. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    That's that problems sorted then, lol

    This confused me, all friends and a few master technicians for ages. NEVER thought this would work loose especially made up to VW recommended torque.
    Same with the supposedly stretch fitting of the DBM into the gear box casing, SERIOUSLY NOT RECOMMENDED!!

    Lesson learnd, don't take ELSAWIN's figures as gospel!!
     
  19. lc_allan

    lc_allan Northern Monkey

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    Torque figures are overated. I've never had a single issue with a bolt on car or bike or anything for that matter.
    It's either tight, f*kin tight or blowtorch to remove tight. :D
     
  20. CUPRACAR

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    Thanks for the heads up Willie I used the same torque settings on my resent suspension upgrade. Not had any knocking yet but I’m a bit concerned about alignment if it can move. So its back underneath and give everything another couple of flats just to be sure.
     

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