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One seat spring is about 1/4" lower than the other one. Has anyone had this problem. If so, what'd you do to fix it?

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I think that I would just stretch out the lower spring until it was the same height as the other one. May be use a port-o-power wedge to stretch it?

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Could be you get on and off on the lower side and put more strain on it, switch them out and they will even out in about four decades. :ychain:

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May be an optical illusion but it looks like the lower spring is bent right above the mounting hole near the curved end. If it is a big hammer and an anvil should fix it right up.

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I have a port o power wedge. I didn't want it to snap. I thought about heating it where it bends. I thought that might make the spring brittle. Um 953....I'll probably be dead in 40 years!:banana-dreads:

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I would be looking for new springs, once spring steel is fatigued it could fracture at any time.  You also stress the seat with uneven support.

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I've tweaked some of those in the past to make them more even with a large hammer and some heavy steel wedged inside - still running the same springs today and they are tougher than you think . I agree , one looks like it's bent slightly - if you wedge some plate next to that bend you can knock it straight again with a large hammer (4lb+) .

 

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14 hours ago, 608KEB said:

I thought about heating it where it bends. I thought that might make the spring brittle.

Heat will take the "spring" out of the spring.

If height isn't an issue, it's probably easier to squish the other one in a vice to make them the same height. Or, wedge and a hammer like others replied to open it up a little.

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Thanks for the suggestions. I'll post the results.

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I tried  a hydraulic  wedge that has a hand jack. That didn't work. I  found some other seat springs that are closer in height.  I'll use those.

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I had a 520 with uneven springs.

They were uneven strength as well and you sat tilted all the time.

 

Bought a good used set of springs and all was well again.

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