Sourcing a QPV rear suspension spring please

Belfry

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Everything is now back in place with replacement springs. The only issue I had was that the 'compensator' ring (which is a corrugated flimsy thin piece of metal that wraps around the lower bolt) is warped and won't fit back in place. I have ordered another one but I won't be able to fit the replacement until next weekend.
Does anyone know what this compensator ring actually do? The lower bolt is firmly fixed in place and it is tightly torqued. I can't see it coming loose anytime soon. Can I drive the car until I fit the new part?

93579 (number 5 on this diagram).
 

Oneball

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Everything is now back in place with replacement springs. The only issue I had was that the 'compensator' ring (which is a corrugated flimsy thin piece of metal that wraps around the lower bolt) is warped and won't fit back in place. I have ordered another one but I won't be able to fit the replacement until next weekend.
Does anyone know what this compensator ring actually do? The lower bolt is firmly fixed in place and it is tightly torqued. I can't see it coming loose anytime soon. Can I drive the car until I fit the new part?

View attachment 93579 (number 5 on this diagram).
Does it not support the head end of the bolt in the aluminium upright?
 

Belfry

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Does it not support the head end of the bolt in the aluminium upright?
It does go around the bolt but it's quite flimsy. I wonder what it adds from an engineering perspective. i'm hoping to be able to use the car this week.
 

Zep

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If it is a sleeve for the bolt to prevent crushing of the upright, I wouldn’t be driving it.