Car: Honda Civic 2007 1.8 SE
Join Date: 17th September 2018
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
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Broken coil spring - should I just change everything?
So I took the Honda for an MOT today. Everything was going great until the guy found a broken spring which I stupidly missed when inspecting the car as it is broken in the back and only detectable by touch. Anyway, I had decided to change both springs but thought why not change the shocks too as they are the original ones. (2007, 32k miles) I also have a knocking sound from that side which wasn't fixed by changing the drop links. It only clunks on full left lock. I think it could be the top mount so since I'm in there might as well change them too.
The guy told me that often when the springs are changed the shocks break a couple of months later because they are more stressed than usual (not sure how). He already knew I'm doing it myself so no incentive to upsell. Is there any truth to that?
Anyway, the total adds up to £205. £100 for two new Sachs, £43 for two KYB springs and £60 for two OE quality top mounts with bearings. I would do just the springs but if the clunking is present then it would all have to go out again to change the top mount anyway. Regarding the shocks - there are no leaks or anything but they are old. So its either £205 for everything or £43 for springs and fingers crossed that solves the clunking noise.
Considering age and mileage what would you suggest?