The price for the shock conversion is good!
Be sure to have them grease the upper spring isolators while fitting
the new shocks.
Be sure they are going to put new springs on…cant reuse the old ones
and have a good ride.
I would go with the standard suspension, but use Bilstein shocks if
you like a firmer ride…from what I have heard, the boges are a bit
softer than the Bilsteins.
I still think your alternator is fine, and you have belt problems.
The battery is low after the car sits, and puts a load on the alternator
when you first start the engine.
Next time, turn your lights on before starting the engine…if the
noise is worse, its surely the belt adjustment…
If it IS a bearing in the alternator, you can replace it, or clean
and grease it…they do come apart for service you know…
(alternators and bearings)
But a bad bearing would likely make more noise as it got hot.
Could also be the AC belt if the system is on when you start the engine…
…Date: Thu, 04 May 2000 11:08:59 -0700
From: Benjamin Tang email@example.com
Subject: [modern] alternator woes… and now sls fails! =(
To: "Modern@jag-lovers.org" Modern@jag-lovers.org
why is this happening?
while the shop was trying to deal with the alternator, they found a leak
in our sls system… it appears one of the rear shocks is hemmoraging
internally. i thought it was okay, but i was taken out in another jag
that was in the shop and it’s noticably obvious that ours is dying.
i’m now told for a boge conversion, with springs for the rear is going
to cost me ~$700usd in taxes/parts/4 hours labor… is this good or
while i’m at it… is there other alternatives or aftermarket options?
xjr suspension perhaps? =)
as for the alternator… the noise is now intermittent, and when warmed
up fully it’s completely gone. but if you start the car cold after a few
days of being parked it comes back. they’re telling me to save my money
and leave it for now… argh.