Basically though i guess what i'm asking IS- has my old man's spin n subsequent bounce up the kirb ballsed his car up in a really bad (maybe irrepairable) way!??
I've been getting round to this since i found the forum n joined for his sakes the other day (great forum btw!), but basically after the wee accident my old man had a few months ago (no-one else involved or owt like that if your wondering) in his V8, the car has two/three issues which are all probably related, and were not sure HOW serious they are!
Problem one is that the steering was seemingly knocked out of alignment (going on the steering wheel suddenly ending up off centre!)
Problem two is that there's sometimes a fairly loud/audible "crack" sound coming from somewhere on the car- either when maneuvering at low speeds to park- or sometimes just when driving (it did it once on me going over a speed hump), but mostly it's happened at low speeds when maneuvering!
Problem three is that apparently now the steering has gone "heavy" (although the power steering still seems to be working)- but wheel seems more difficult to turn, the steering doesn't seem to want to "self centre" when exiting corners etc, and the car feels like it's wanting to over-steer at quite low speeds on left handers!
I do now know that one of the front wheels (think it was the right one) whacked the kirb in that spin they had (which would explain why the front alignment is out in some way!
I have also been told that the NSR shocker has a slight "weep" on it- which might also seem to suggest that that is knacked aswell!
I think i've got it all, but as you'll probably be thinking- that little lot sounds quite serious- and you'll probably also be thinking the same as me in that "it's time for a specialist to look at the car"
I know my old man would appreciate any opinions n advise you can fella can give, He's trying to run his esprit on as tight a budget as poss (which is probably not a good thing!)
I'm guessing that the majority opinion will be to stop peeing about n get the car to a specialist (which he should have done months ago tbh!)
Cheers again- Matt!
Edited by blue harbour, 12 September 2009 - 09:05 AM.