Princess suspension

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Chris chapman
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Princess suspension

Post by Chris chapman » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:05 pm

Hi. I am after some advice on how to pump up the suspension on a 1978 princess. It is all 4 corners. Any advice on how to do it and what to use would be appreciated.

beiderbecke
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Re: Princess suspension

Post by beiderbecke » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:55 am

First of all you need (or know someone who has) a proper suspension pump to connect to the valves in the engine bay under the carb(s). The trim height is measured from the front hub nut to the wheel arch and is 14.5'' The act of pumping raises the car on the side you are pumping both front and back at the same time. The pumps sometimes come up on ebay - new ones are expensive...but needs must!

Chris chapman
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Re: Princess suspension

Post by Chris chapman » Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:19 pm

Ok thanks a lot i will give it a go. What sort of fluid woukd i need?

beiderbecke
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Re: Princess suspension

Post by beiderbecke » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:46 pm

I use Granville Hydro Suspension Fluid - you can use any make but make sure it's for British Leyland Hydrolastic suspension units (not Citroens). It's available from any good accessory shop.

Chris chapman
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Re: Princess suspension

Post by Chris chapman » Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:11 pm

Thanks for your help

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