Have you checked the oil level in your shocks Dean?
I have some wierd noises comming from my rear suspension too, but I
expect that from my TR-4 because I can see the bushings are worn out.
However, I can also tell that my drivers side shock isn't working
properly. My question is what type of oil goes in these lever shocks?
The manual says it's shock oil, but does it require a special kind or
can I use motorcycle fork oil in whatever viscosity gives the desired
BTW, a BIG general thanks to everyone on the list!! Not only the
experienced ones who seem to have infinite wisdom and knowledge of all
things Triumph. But, also to the newbies who through thier deceptively
simple questions remind us all to pay attention to the basics as well as
the more esoteric concerns of model year variations and racing
'61 racin' Herald, '63 TR-4 Surrey
Dean Mericas wrote:
> Well now that I have the engine back together (and running fine, I
> must add), a new gremlin has appeared in the TR4.
> I have a knock that occurs in the right rear quadrant of the car
> whenever I go over any sort of rough pavement, which is most of the
> time here in the land of frost-heaved roads. It sort of sounds like
> a single tap from a light hammer on the frame near the outboard side
> of the passenger seat. I have looked all around under the car and
> can't find anything that is obviously loose (checked the exhaust,
> wheel bearings, shock links, etc.).
> About the only thing that I can think of is a bad leaf spring
> bushing, although I replaced them about 5 years ago. There is some
> evidence of deterioration from what I can see around the perimeter
> of the bushing. I may, in my pre-triumphs list ignorance, have used
> a petroleum grease while installing these bushings.
> Before I tear the spring out, does anyone have any other suggestions
> as to what may be causing this sound.
> Dean Mericas
> 1965 TR4 (CT37089L)
> 1988 Saab 900S
> 1991 Saab 9000T
Sunnyvale, CA USA