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Wishbone bushes

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by chips, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. chips

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    Have an A3 1.6 petrol SE with 48k on the clock in with dealer under the MOT complete offer for £99 (NI)

    Just been phoned to say front wishbone bushes are showing wear & need replaced to pass MOT. Advised me that it's normal to replace complete wishbones instead of just the bushes (easier job) and that it would be £370 to do the work!

    Am I wrong in thinking 48k is far too early for wishbone bushes to go? I do just under 10k per year, nearly all of it on A roads...
     
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    Well what age is the car, remember its not just usage that makes things perish, its open as such to the air, road ****, water, grit, etc, so you never know whats made them in that condition, although its fairly tough rubber or whatever material is used, its not impossible even at 50k.
     
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    Oops!
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    2008 does seem young, but tbh mate, as I said external factors could affect this, if you're concerned it maybe BS, go take a look yourself to confirm.
     
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    Picking up the vehicle tonight (hopefully after successful test), will ask them to show me the removed bushes but I'm sure they'll say they're already binned.
    We'll see...
     

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