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How Long do Rear Shock Absorbers Last ?

 
Old 01-29-2014, 05:50 PM
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How Long do Rear Shock Absorbers Last ?

I have reached 80,000 km ( 50,000 miles) & both rear shocks have evidence of a slight leak , not wet or dripping, but the accumulation of dust associated with dampness.

There is no noise & they are still damping correctly.

I would have expected more as I never changed the rear shocks in 350,000 km in my last Peugeot diesel. MB Sachs shocks must be a little precious

Price each delivered A$180 from Sachs dealer.

Grateful of information on length of service forum members have received from their rear shocks..

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Hi Carsy,

My C220 cdi Sport now has 93200 kms on it (58250 miles) and has one rear shock with a slight weep (right rear - offside). Only found out through the annual Gov't MOT test when I saw an "advisory" on the paperwork. Ride seems OK still.

Cars get a beating here on our pothole riddled roads - local authorities seem to have given up on maintenance!
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Hi Carsy,

My C220 cdi Sport now has 93200 kms on it (58250 miles) and has one rear shock with a slight weep (right rear - offside). Only found out through the annual Gov't MOT test when I saw an "advisory" on the paperwork. Ride seems OK still.

Cars get a beating here on our pothole riddled roads - local authorities seem to have given up on maintenance!
Thanks NewtoMB,

I have been monitoring one now for 20,000 km & it is still damping OK.

I thought it maybe just a one off so was disappointed to see the second one affected.

My plan I think will be to keep an eye on them & replace when necessary.

I have bought the only one that was available in Australia, so they must not be a large problem.
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JC. Slight dampness at the wiper seal does not spell immediate death of a shock. They can soldier on for a long time like that. Just watch for anything that would indicate substantial loss of fluid.
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Thanks as usual Glyn. JC.
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