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Just had new egr valves and dpf fitted (2006 s type sport 2.7 diesel ) 2 weeks ago and now the car catches on speed humps when more than one person in it ( we not that fat ),been back to garage and had it on lift and the dpf is as high as it goes but still hangs fairly low , and its the same dimensions as the old dpf , so garage and i a bit confused  as i tow a caravan with it and dont know how much damage may occur with the extra weight on the back would lifting the rear suspension help or fitting spring assistors.

 

very confused!!!

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Hi Paul,

I used to tow a caravan and know this problem about "grounding".  There are other members of the club who do two with s types without grounding problems.

The s type is quite a low car, and even so, some owners have lowered it further, which could be the case in your car.  

I would be inclined to get the suspension lifted a couple of inches, and when this light drizzle has stopped, I will check how high off the ground my S Type SE is.

Regards,

Peter. 

P.S. Drizzle stopped and a quick measurement from the bottom of the sills feeling for the lowest point is 15cm front and rear. I have 18" wheels on my cars with ordinary tyres.

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Hi Paul,

I saw on TV  suspension being raised by changing the suspension springs.  Unless you could do that job yourself I guess you would need a garage with the tools to do it.

Not being a engineer  [I trained as an accountant] I can usually find out what needs doing to solve a problem, but my training also taught me to get someone else to do it!

A good bet would be to talk to your local garage and see it a deal could be done.

Regards,

Peter.

 

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