Re: 147 wear and tear parts.....
Did you get any sort of warranty? I can understand wishbones and pads wearing, pads are service items afterall, but a rack should last longer than 30K. I would class that as premature wear, not wear and tear.
Speak to the garage nicely about replacing the rack and see if your warranty covers it.
At 79k, I just replaced my upper wishbones and arb droplinks ( 156) . All clonking has gone. The car was mot`d in Nov 08 and passed, even though the upper wishbone balljoints had so much play in them when I changed them 3000 miles later, they must have been noticeably loose when it was tested. And the rubber boots were taped up with electrical tape ( and a generous helping of mud!)
Speaking of warranties, my car came with a 12 month 5 star warranty. The aircon was regassed when I bought it ( in Jan 09) but its stopped working. The local garage reckon the compressor is leaking and contacted the warranty company( WMS). They have offered £299 + 1.5 hrs labour towards repair. Quite impressed with their attitude!
Last edited by Alsalfa; 19-03-09 at 12:20.
Reason: speling mistale!