Advice 1: How to strengthen springs of the Gazelle

Over time, springs destroyed, the car starts to sink and its load capacity is reduced. So for car owners GAS light-duty vehicles for the gain of the springs is relevant. From the point of view of the modern automobile "Gazelle" is applied to the archaic front suspension all wheels. Her scheme is simple: at the front and rear longitudinal leaf springs mounted solid axle beam.
How to strengthen springs of the Gazelle
Limiting the maximum mass of cargo is set by the manufacturer on each car. Strengthening the front and rear springs adds about 500 kg. increased spring useful in lengthening of the chassis to increase the reliability of service to the elongated base when fully loaded.

Five main and three additional leaf-podrecznika part springs rear suspension "Gazelle". And in the front suspension of a vehicle spring compression mounted on the frame, play the role of extra sheets.

To avoid undesirable consequences that escalate in advance the total number of leaves of the rear springs, but if you want and front. This change will bring another plus — will increase the stability of the loaded van or body.
Don't get carried away with the number of added sheets, everything should be in moderation. Shock can go to a more expensive connection or parts of the vehicle, because it is too hard suspension is not going to consume numerous defects of our roads.

Front with a rear spring Assembly interchangeable: worn rear springs from old cars can be put instead of the front, and in their place purchase a new one.
Among the failures of "Gazelle" can sometimes be quite a serious flaw: both the bridge cease to be equal to each other and therefore the attachment of the axle to the spring weakening. The car loses directional stability, wear on tires. Drivers noticed something was wrong, looking for the cause of reduction in controllability in the work of steering control or regulate corners of installation of wheels.

In fact, accurately measure the distance between the front and rear wheels of the right and left sides. The reason for the skewed bridges have a used car can be, for example, if the repair of the bridge nut of step-ladders were poorly tightened or the car has been in an accident.
Breaking the center bolt of the spring — another reason for the skewed bridge. If the bridge is "led", be sure to check that bolt. New bolt though and is worth a penny, but the repair will be difficult. You should make a "bulkhead" spring, because the root leaf springs due to breakage of the bolt shifted.

Advice 2: As for the Gazelle to supply the diesel

The Gazelle refers to large vehicles capable of carrying a fairly large amount of cargo. However, the consumption of gasoline loaded to failure gazelles increases dramatically compared to the empty car. Particularly the overuse felt in the long journeys. Therefore, fuel economy is beneficial to install a diesel engine.
As for the Gazelle to supply the diesel
You will need
  • - new diesel engine;
  • diesel fuel;
  • - a set of tools;
  • - winch;
  • -guide service of the car Gazelle.
Weigh all the "pros" and "cons". The process of installation of diesel - a very time consuming procedure. Also have to make a considerable cash investment. It is therefore necessary to make a preliminary calculation to identify the approximate time frame in which this unit will be able to pay off.
Pick up a model diesel engine which will be suitable for installation on your Gazelle. The choice must first of all be guided by aspects such as the complexity of installations and the demands on the service. You can purchase a standard diesel engine GAS. Rework in this case will be minimal.
If you want to get from the engine more power and maximum service life, please explore the market of imported diesel engines. Consult with the experts. When installing a new power unit, you cannot make changes to the design of the car. Such innovations are illegal, unless there is a special paper, which can be received only passing a series of difficult examinations.
Remove the hood, removing it from the hinges. It's easier just to pull the old motor and install the new one. Disconnect the battery and all attachments. Before removing the standard engine carefully read the user manual. Visit the forum car owners Gazelle. There you can learn a lot of useful information on the replacement engine.
After disconnecting and detaching all attachments fit a winch and drag under the pillars of the engine belts. Carefully secure them. Unscrew the bolts of the engine. Disconnect the transmission from the power unit.
Carefully remove the motor from the supports and pull it from under the hood. Hang a new motor on the winch. Install in engine compartment new engine mount. It is best to take the ones that are used to install a new diesel unit.
Using the winch, lower the new engine into the hood space. Try fastening. If necessary, drill holes for new bolts. Secure the engine and remove the straps from under him.
Start to assemble and install the attachment in the reverse order. Connect the gearbox to the engine and check up correctness of connection. Replace the entire fuel system including the tank. Install new filters.
Pour a full tank of diesel fuel and produce a first ignition of the engine.
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