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Author Subject: OE shock absorbers
heliosphan

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Post #1
This should be an obvious answer but humour me; are the pistons on genuine Peugeot shock absorbers (for a 6) supposed to rebound when compressed? If I compress the shock absorbers by hand and they don't return to their original height, that means they're broken, correct?

This is just to make sure that all shocks work in the same way that I think they do, and that Peugeot didn't make some strange suspension.

It should be noted that the shock absorbers don't leak or display any other untoward signs of wear.
Posted 20th Feb 2021 at 23:23
welshpug!

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Post #2
no, they are not gas pressure dampers.

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Posted 21st Feb 2021 at 11:16
alcon

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Post #3
they're filled with oil which moves from one chamber to another usually through a small hole, thus slowly controlling the rate at which the piston compresses. Oil has no ability to push the piston back out as oil doesn't compress. As Welshpug says, it's not gas filled, which does compress and able to return a compressed piston.

Have a look on youtube for some further information on how it all works.

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Posted 21st Feb 2021 at 16:34
heliosphan

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Post #4
Interesting, thanks guys.
Posted 21st Feb 2021 at 18:14

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