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February 24, 2018, 07:39:16 AM

Domowilko

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Suspension arm
« on: February 24, 2018, 07:39:16 AM »
Following a failed MOT today i need to replace my front lower suspension arms. Parts seem to be reasonable but I don't know what to expect in terms of labour. The garage have said nearly 3 hours per side but I feel this is excessive. Any ideas on a 2009 35d for both lower arms to be swapped out.

February 24, 2018, 07:01:04 PM
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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2018, 07:01:04 PM »
I had them and top ones plus drop links changed in under 2 hours.
That was at my 8's garage so time included a lot of talking as well.

February 24, 2018, 09:07:09 PM
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2018, 09:07:09 PM »
I had them and top ones plus drop links changed in under 2 hours.
That was at my 8's garage so time included a lot of talking as well.
Exactly new it was an elaborate quote. Had it in for a second opinion and they said suspension would be debatable getting an advisory. Going for another mot Monday at the new garage.

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February 25, 2018, 08:07:19 AM
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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2018, 08:07:19 AM »
N/S bottom joint had gone on mine when i got it so i bought all the parts for the front and got them done.
I like to sort things out straight away when i notice them but that's how i am i don't wait for mot time then when that time comes my car's fly through(touch wood).

February 25, 2018, 02:15:05 PM
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2018, 02:15:05 PM »
N/S bottom joint had gone on mine when i got it so i bought all the parts for the front and got them done.
I like to sort things out straight away when i notice them but that's how i am i don't wait for mot time then when that time comes my car's fly through(touch wood).
How long did the repair take?

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February 25, 2018, 07:40:09 PM
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2018, 07:40:09 PM »
All arms and joints in under 2 hours.

February 26, 2018, 07:20:55 AM
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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2018, 07:20:55 AM »
All arms and joints in under 2 hours.
Thanks Alan. My problem is one garage says they need doing and another doesnt. I don't want to pay for unnecessary work. What you have confirmed for me is that I have also been quoted 6 hours for a job that should take about 2. Doesn't say much for this garage. I defo will not be going back there.

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February 26, 2018, 09:38:10 AM
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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2018, 09:38:10 AM »
Not all of mine needed doing but i intend to keep the car for some time.
I bought a kit sort of with all of them in it and i know i am good for a few years now.
While they are doing one joint/arm it isn't a lot more to do all on that side if you get what i am saying.

February 27, 2018, 10:11:30 PM
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2018, 10:11:30 PM »
Not all of mine needed doing but i intend to keep the car for some time.
I bought a kit sort of with all of them in it and i know i am good for a few years now.
While they are doing one joint/arm it isn't a lot more to do all on that side if you get what i am saying.
Makes sense will be getting mine done later this year now I know more of what it entails. Learning a lot since I bought the x5 as it certainly is high maintenance with one thing and another

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