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Just in the midst of cleaning the new arrival; wheels off and cleaning in the arches. I removed the rear offside wheel this afternoon and found a couple of things which are pictured. The first was the collar highlighted on the shock; I rattles around quite loosely and moves up and down freely which I’d have thought would make a hell of a noise whilst driving. Are these normally like this?

Secondly, looking behind the brake disc on the same hub there is what looks like a bodge job of a taped up wire (ABS sensor?). Surely this isn’t how it should look from factory is it?

The cars got warranty until July so I can get stuff like this sorted as long as I spot it.



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The silver heat proof tape is to stop the plastic wire sleeve from been cooked by the  heat from the brake disc, especially when doing track days, 

Regarding the picture of the shock absorber, it looks like the dust sheild 


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I'm with Dan on the second photo of the cable. Protective tape.

The first? It is just a collar. I would expect that it should be restricted from rattling around.

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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