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Offline AxA

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Standard suspension springs
« on: January 13, 2018, 01:12:23 pm »
Hello,

Looking for a set of new standard springs as part of restoration. VW heritage are providing a cost but have asked for the paint code located on the original springs. I do not have the originals so as far as a paint code its a dead end. Can anyone help or point to another source to purchase standard springs?

Many thanks
Neil

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Re: Standard suspension springs
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2018, 12:54:24 pm »
Hi Neil,

Front springs are 871411105 951 with (3) paint markings yellow orange orange
Rear springs are 871511115A 951 with (2) paint markings brown white
(Taken from VW parts list)

I confirmed the above colour codes on my 1991 H reg G40 which is completely standard and has never had the springs replaced. There only seems to have been one set of standard springs for G40 anyway; I think they were about 10mm lower than other Polo models. I'm surprised VW heritage needed to ask as the paint details are included on the VW parts database. There are various versions online if you do a search for 'VW ETKA'. G40 variants are listed as model PY. 

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Nick

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Re: Standard suspension springs
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2018, 02:46:24 pm »
Excellent and detailed information, many thanks Nick.