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#1 flameredturbo

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Posted 24 October 2020 - 05:17 PM

Does the below mean tie bar?

**Offside Front Suspension rod damaged but not seriously weakened slightly bent. (5.3.3 (b) (i))**

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Posted 24 October 2020 - 05:52 PM

I would more than likely say it is the tie bar  - steering - suspension, most are on a Mini

 

They are just very flimsy. Don't panic about it, but if you are going to keep your car, then fit the stronger ones, these are pretty bullet proof.

 

Replace the rubber bushes too which sit against the subframe on either side of the rod



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Posted 24 October 2020 - 05:57 PM

Thanks,
I’m selling the car so I want to sell the best possible I can.

Thanks again.

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Posted 24 October 2020 - 06:20 PM

That's fair enough - 

 

You would be able to see the bend in it yourself too. You could replace just the one with a standard rod and 2 new bushes if you wanted to

 

Entirely your choice, but do have a look yourself before you go ordering. 

 

The bushes are part number 31G1155 and the bar is 8G4249. Depending on who you buy the single rod from, they may sell it with a new bolt for attachment

and 2 new bushes plus new nut - complete in other words

 

Heavy duty tie bars are 21A1091



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Posted 25 October 2020 - 09:52 AM

I'd fit 2 new tie bars, new bushes and fixings if it was me... Then get the car aligned properly

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Posted 25 October 2020 - 10:04 AM

I always find MOT failures are full of words but are also delightfully vague.I would leave it myself as the tester is happy with it,Just me and I am a bit of a bodger.Steve..



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Posted 25 October 2020 - 11:51 AM

That's fair enough -

You would be able to see the bend in it yourself too. You could replace just the one with a standard rod and 2 new bushes if you wanted to

Entirely your choice, but do have a look yourself before you go ordering.

The bushes are part number 31G1155 and the bar is 8G4249. Depending on who you buy the single rod from, they may sell it with a new bolt for attachment
and 2 new bushes plus new nut - complete in other words

Heavy duty tie bars are 21A1091


Thanks! Parts on order.




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