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Scheduled maintenance. Anyone watch as it's done?

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by chris22104, May 25, 2012.

  1. chris22104

    chris22104 Member

    Nov 28, 2011
    So when you're roadster goes in for it's scheduled maintenance, I'm certain they check the rear toe links and retorque them, as they loosen up quite a bit (on the frame end) and cause play in the rear toe. What else in the rear end tends to loosen up from normal use? I'm asking because I have a very noticable "clunk" in the rear, when I hit a bump. I checked the upper and lower control arms, sway bar mounts and links, upper and lower shock bolts, carrier bolts, etc. What else could it be? Motor mounts? Battery mounts? Anyone watch as they go through their servicing? Any common looseness other than the rear toe links? I haven't pulled the back diffuser and pan yet, but I'm going to have to, to find it. (First I have to make up some gradual ramps out of 2x12's to back the car up onto.) Any thoughts from those in the know? Thanks guys!
  2. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

    May 17, 2009
    Do you mean the annual service? I think they would only check some of those things you talked about if there was a problem which it sounds like you might have. The update the firmware, do a battery bleed test and depending on which year's service it is (first, second or third...etc), they may refill the AC and a few other things. I've only had one annual service done so some of the Roadster owners who have had their cars longer can give a more detailed answer.

    Cinergi posted some pictures of his one year service visit
    A few photos from a 2.5 annual maintenance
  3. W.Petefish

    W.Petefish Active Member

    Apr 29, 2011
    I've had my 2 year done earlier. They just dust everything out, re-torque bolts. On the second year they flush your brakes.
  4. wiztecy

    wiztecy Active Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    Santa Cruz, California, United States
    Possibly the "clunk" sound is just coming from the suspension when hitting a bump? I know when I hit a certain pothole that compresses the rear suspension I also hear a clunk but to me I attribute it to the tight suspension and that the weight of the car is favored towards the rear. It definitely doesn't have the Cadillac ride nor do I want it too ;)
  5. Botbldr45

    Botbldr45 Member

    Oct 11, 2011
    Sedona, Az
    Yea I get a very hard clunk when I go over those expansion joints in bridges and sloppy pothole patches. I always worry that the tires will explode but it is the heavy rear end and tight suspension. I worry about it a little but nothing has broken in 17500 miles sooooo....

    Still try to find the soft spot on the road.... :)

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