DAF T244 Shock Absorber - parts help please

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DAF T244 Shock Absorber - parts help please

Postby Tom_DAF » Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:53 am

Hi All,

I'm currently in northern Namibia and the rough roads are taking their toll. I noticed the front right shock is leaking oil.

Trying to find parts for these trucks out here is proving difficult, even Cummins parts! Is anyone aware of a more generic part number for the front shocks? Perhaps an aftermarket job or very similar part that fits?

The part numbers I have (SACHS AMPC170, W40-12430, MXK2750, MXK 1203, 48-1700 000 608, 2510-99-591-1783) are throwing up nothing round here.

Any ideas? At this rate I'll have to buy from the UK and have them shipped...

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Re: DAF T244 Shock Absorber - parts help please

Postby Tom_DAF » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:29 am

I've looked everywhere for the min and max length to no avail, perhaps anyone knows these stats?

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Re: DAF T244 Shock Absorber - parts help please

Postby Ivan C » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:20 am

Tom, screw one off and measure it?
I found the Koni commercial listings to have some good comparison info.
Some of the DAF specialists will be along shortly with more detailed info.
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Re: DAF T244 Shock Absorber - parts help please

Postby Tom_DAF » Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:53 pm

Okay. I took the top of the strut off and measured the min and max.

The strut has a stud upper mount and an eye-ring lower mount. From the centre of the eye ring to the bottom of the thread is 360mm at minimum and 560mm at maximum.

Additionally, the eye ring needs to take an M22 bolt and the top is M14.

I've found one part number that might be okay: Gabriel Fleet Ryder 76043 which measures in at 335-538mm and has the same top and bottom measurements. Unfortunately this seems to be as hard to source.

I couldn't find any suitable Monroe shocks (the only other catalogue available) so if anyone has any other ideas I'd love to hear it.

I think South-West Africa is not the place for T244 spares. Even a Cummins belt costs £50 here!

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Re: DAF T244 Shock Absorber - parts help please

Postby Big Monkey » Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:56 pm

Why not have a pair posted out from the UK?

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Re: DAF T244 Shock Absorber - parts help please

Postby Brian-reynolds » Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:07 am

Sorry to butt in here, but one thing that has always confused me, well lots of things actually, but.....

We call the hydraulic things shock absorber's but I have heard that actually they are dampers, and the springs are actually the shock absorber's...

Is this true or one of those old-wife's-tale sort of things? Or does it come from the good 'ole USofA......

Just starting the week all confused.....

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Re: DAF T244 Shock Absorber - parts help please

Postby Ivan C » Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:42 pm

My understanding is that the springs carry the weight and the dampers dampen the oscillation that a change in loading causes.
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Re: DAF T244 Shock Absorber - parts help please

Postby Brian-reynolds » Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:15 pm

That does make sense Ivan, just never really known the names.....

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Re: DAF T244 Shock Absorber - parts help please

Postby Big Monkey » Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:47 pm

Yup, Ivan is more or less correct.

Shock absorbers is an American reference to the components / system.

I spoke to a chassis engineer this afternoon about this lot and started to get a very long answer, hence the "more or less correct" comment above. Apparently the damping starts with the tyres, and then the system......... he started to lose me.

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Re: DAF T244 Shock Absorber - parts help please

Postby Brian-reynolds » Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:42 pm

Good one! I will leave the subject alone then.... We know what we mean anyway, Just curious....


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