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Failed MOT today

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Kaibo, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. Kaibo
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    Kaibo Member

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    I was expecting it to fail on a wish bone bush but it didn't, instead it failed on 2 other things, both rear springs were snapped, very surprised not to of noticed this. I have never been so pleased for a car to fail an MOT, damn, looks like I have to order my coilovers this week ;)
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    Sandra MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator

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    That could have been nasty. Glad it was picked up at mot.
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    Yeah that's what I was thinking, common problem they said, first for me.
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    thegoal007 Another S3 owner....

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    could have been nasty ?
    Yes - it is a common problem !
    And.....sometimes depending on where the break is on the springs you may not even ever notice it (an MOT may even miss it-depending on the tester!) . Coupled with the fact you probably would not even realize they were broke when driving a standard setup car !
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    S3quatt Flat Oot like a ducks Foot

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    Agreed it is quite common, but not hard to replace them :)
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