How long do suspension arms last ?
I know it's like asking how long is a piece of string, but here goes.
My daughter bought a 147 last weekend, and i've been scrutinising the comprehensive service history, as a caring father would..
In Feb 2012, I have a bill for a replacement upper suspension arm, it doesn't say which side.
In Oct 2012, there's another bill for an upper suspension arm FOC. I assume it was the same one
In Feb 2013, there's a bill for replacement upper and lower NSF suspensions arms. I like to assume it was the opposite side to the one replaced in October.
In March 2013, the MOT has an advisory for slight play in OSF upper and lower suspension arms.
It was MOT'd last week, and failed on both suspension arm bushes worn ?????
I'm not concerned that it failed, we heard the noises when we test drove it, I knew what it was, and the dealer said the he would replace them before we bought it.
However, I am concerned with how many arms its gone through in the last 18 months ??
Last edited by keat63; 04-12-13 at 19:36.