Failed MOT :-( by carlpenn



carlpenn
Failed my MOT today, not too bad really but not something I am looking forward to fixing:

N/S and O/S Drop Links
Front O/S and N/S Lower Suspension Rear Bush (O/S Was an Advisory but better to change in Pairs anyway I think)

Ouch.................

Considering it was used to Trailer Cars I think it isn't too bad a fail, the Back end was in good shape according to the Tester :)

Now, anyone got any tips or volunteers to help? lol....(Will Pay real Money, Tea / Coffee and Biscuits)
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Posted 29 Jun 2012, 17:27 #1 

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SpongeBob
Sorry to hear the car didn't make it through this time round. Hopefully you'll be able to sort out replacing the affected components without too much hassle and have the car back on the road in next-to-no time :)

Posted 29 Jun 2012, 18:26 #2 


carlpenn
Sure I will, popping into the Garage tomorrow as I may be confused with how they worded the Failing of teh Lower Arm bushes, so teh Tester said pop in and they will stick it up on lift and show me. Might get them to quote me for that work too. Not much room on my Drive at the moment now teh 2nd MGf has come home lol
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Posted 29 Jun 2012, 18:29 #3 

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RhodieBill
Hi, don't know if you saw my post regard MOT, but I had the same issue and the garage fitted 2 new ones and all-in including a bulb and MOT £123.00

These things: http://www.eurocarparts.com/anti-roll-bar-components
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Posted 29 Jun 2012, 18:33 #4 


carlpenn
RhodieBill wrote:Hi, don't know if you saw my post regard MOT, but I had the same issue and the garage fitted 2 new ones and all-in including a bulb and MOT £123.00

These things: http://www.eurocarparts.com/anti-roll-bar-components



I did see your post ;) The main concern for me is the Lower suspension Bush, the MOT Fail sheet says front lower suspension arm (Rear Bush) But I am sure the MOT Tester was talking about the Rear Arm, where the Coil sits as this is where I get a "Clunk" from when driving over the many unavoidable potholes we have lol. I haven't been able to find a Bush anywhere, only the whole unit seems to be available at £60 per side, I was going to have both Bushes done O/S N/S etc, as it seems logical and the advisory says the other side is slightly worn.

Off to the Garage in a Minute so will know more when I get back :)
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Posted 30 Jun 2012, 08:03 #5 

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RhodieBill
Let us know the outcome please? Is it not these: http://www.eurocarparts.com/suspension-bushes Because even though they are Front, they are rear???
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Posted 30 Jun 2012, 08:08 #6 


carlpenn
RhodieBill wrote:Let us know the outcome please? Is it not these: http://www.eurocarparts.com/suspension-bushes Because even though they are Front, they are rear???



It is those yes.

Just had a quote of £80 Labour and I buy the Parts myself, so £198.79 in total for 2 x Droplinks and 2 x Bushes fitted. Not too bad, I don't think I could have done this myself with the MGf on the Drive and my Tool Kit is limited as well. The Price above includes a set of Rear Brake Pads too, as my rear pads are a little low.
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Posted 30 Jun 2012, 08:39 #7 

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HI Carl.
They sell them on the bay too funny enough i have been looking at them over the last week or so thinig shall i buy some just in case i ever need them bit like you at the moment got loads on carpet needs to come out of tourer not looking forward to it only in the sense i have an hernia.

Anyway by the by here is the link.But check first as always they are the ones for the Tourer and you car Arctic.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/150298774167? ... 1438.l2649

OE quality supposed so they say again always ask mind if you get them From ECP its only down the road in Wendnesfield.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/150622292699? ... 1438.l2649

Rear ones ?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360221763508? ... 1438.l2649


Just found these as well
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300663148960? ... 1438.l2649

The MOT chap could well be talking about these below
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/270912856229? ... 1438.l2649

Posted 30 Jun 2012, 08:55 #8 

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Arctic
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carlpenn wrote:
RhodieBill wrote:Let us know the outcome please? Is it not these: http://www.eurocarparts.com/suspension-bushes Because even though they are Front, they are rear???



It is those yes.

Just had a quote of £80 Labour and I buy the Parts myself, so £198.79 in total for 2 x Droplinks and 2 x Bushes fitted. Not too bad, I don't think I could have done this myself with the MGf on the Drive and my Tool Kit is limited as well. The Price above includes a set of Rear Brake Pads too, as my rear pads are a little low.




Just found these as well
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300663148960? ... 1438.l2649

Posted 30 Jun 2012, 08:59 #9 


PaulT
Up on a ramp the bushes should not be that difficult to change - a little harder laying under a car up on ramps. One of the securing bolts each side is not that easy to get at.

The front links are easy but fiddly due to limited space to undo the top bolt.
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Posted 30 Jun 2012, 09:51 #10 


carlpenn
Cheers Steve and Paul.

Taking the Car to the Garage to be done, lack of room on the Drive at the moment calls for a sensible stress free decision lol.

£80 Labour is nothing, Probably take me a full day to do.

I bought my Drop Links and Front lower Wishbone rear bushes from ECP as well as teh rear Brake Pads, the 25% Discount from the other Club helps ;)

Just have to fit the Pads myself and all will be good in a few days when Garage have done their bit.

Due on Holiday in 3 weeks, driving down to Cornwall for 10 Days, so need to be done right :)
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Posted 30 Jun 2012, 11:24 #11 


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