Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2003 08:56:29 +0100
From: Grunff <grunffnopsam.com>
Subject: Re: that front end alignment


Abdallah wrote: > the body shop had no record of the alignment guy's > readouts - they had been submitted to the insurance company > for payment. so he had the alignment guys look at the front > end again. they insisted that their original work was done > correctly and that the (symmetrical) toe-out must have > happened while i was driving the BC highways. they reviewed > the settings and re-set the alignment to what they call the > "best they can do" given that they now think that a strut is > bent.... How exactly did they plan to correct the excessive camber (what you described before) by adjusting the toeout?? > now the steering wheel is off-centre and there is a slight > rightward drift - but the wheels are not visibly toed-out > any more and there is a bit of a "scraping" sound when i > turn the wheels.... (any thoughts on that?) Possibly because they've set the wheels toed in, so as to make the camber less noticeable? -- Grunff

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