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 Posted: Wed Feb 22nd, 2017 08:08 am
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castrolrob

 

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Mana: 
if you look at the snapped section there will generally be a really small semicircular section with rust on it about the size of your little fingernail.this is the initial crack,generally on a corroded surface that isn't generally visible on a test,the rest of the snapped section will be a clean break with no rust on it,this is where the spring parted company completely due to the previously induced weak spot.most common on vehicles that have been stood or not had much use for a while but can happen pretty much anytime on anything.one of the banes of our lives,i had one snap on a motor as I drove it off the ramp after test!