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« Reply #90 on: August 09, 2021, 01:51:02 am »

Ah ok I already feared as much. Is there a way to check the ride height? Because visually it looks like the nose is deeper than the rear but that could well be an optical illusion (as I also didn't notice it hanging off to one side). I can imagine that a previous owner or CarJoy already adjusted the suspension to make sure the nose isn't higher than the rear.

I actually just got in contact with a fellow Murena owner and mechanic that lives more or less in my general area (What are the odds of that? Shocked ).  Time for coffee and a more expert assessment of the adventure I have gotten myself into Cheesy
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« Reply #91 on: August 09, 2021, 05:22:14 am »

I'll see if I can make some scans from the worskhop manual. Measuring the ride height is not difficiult, but requires you get under the car while it's still sitting on the wheels, so you need help from someone with garage with a lift with ramps or a pit.

I'm told that most later 1.6 Murena's were fitted with incorrect rear springs when new and are sitting too high in the rear.

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« Reply #92 on: August 10, 2021, 04:30:17 pm »

Ah, no problem. I just checked the manual and found it. Section Ka0a 602 right?
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« Reply #93 on: August 11, 2021, 01:34:35 am »

@Anders
Picture of the spark plugs. Completely slipped my mind.
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« Reply #94 on: August 11, 2021, 05:47:44 am »

Ah, no problem. I just checked the manual and found it. Section Ka0a 602 right?

Ah, so you have it, great! Smiley I never got around to scanning as I browsed through my binder and realized I couldn't find where it says how to actually adjust the ride height. There are several sections talking about ride height, but I haven't found the place where they describe exactly how to measure and correct it. Have you been succesful?
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1982 Talbot Matra Murena 2.2 prep 142
2001 Renault Matra Grand Espace "The Race" V6 24v
2017 BMW i3 "Charged Professional" 94Ah
Grapes
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« Reply #95 on: August 11, 2021, 08:39:55 pm »

I haven't tried it yet, but I do think that the section I referred to is the one that describes it.
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« Reply #96 on: August 31, 2021, 07:13:02 pm »

Simple 14" steel but already much better   Grin
I do miss a little bit of the stiffer feel of the 16" so I may search for 15" alloys but I'm selling the AZEV set.
They also aligned it and informed me that the suspension on the left side might need more work than just new shocks but I'll look at that further with a mechanic.
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