I think it's more cost effective to change the complete wishbones, as you can't buy the bushes seperately, unless you go aftermarket poly ones, I changed the complete wishbones on my S3 when they split!
Originally Posted by Piester
for piece of mind, I would just buy new ones for £19 and change them myself, if you have the tools that is.
N/S/R drop link - £19 plus £145 labour. Can't really feel any play in it myself so probably going to give that a miss and hope the MOT guys don't spot it.
Again, a lot of labour, avoid using stealers!
O/S/F ball joint stud broken - £50 plus £236 labour. Seems like a an aweful lot of labour to me!
Do it yourself if you can.
Exhaust cat shield bolts rusted away, needs drilling and retapping as it's rattling like mad every time I touch the throttle - £119. I could probably do this myself but from what I've read, I could save myself the hassel and just take it off. What does it actually do other than to shield the cat from stones?
Not a lot more to buy a complete set of lowering springs, but if you want to keep it standard, that's what they cost! These are very easy to replace with the correct tools.
Rear springs are broken - £129 not inc labour. Anyone know where I can get some cheap?
Again, how much is the £331 is labour? Shocking!
Finally the knocking is supposedly down to a worn gearbox mount - £331 inc labour. Apparently it's not rocket science so might give it ago if anyones got any tips. Would that also explain the notchy gear change?
Dealers = Stealers, once the car is out of warranty, I see no need to go back to a main dealer for work done on your car, unless you think the free cup of coffee/tea is worth it!
Obviously Audi are a bunch of misers so does anyone know a good VAG approved garage in south London/Tooting. Sorry to the huge number of questions but now I can't search on here properly I'm a bit screwed.
Cheers in advance!