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  1. what would you replace? (lupo GTi)

    Thanks guys! All done for now and problem solved. Replaced the top mount bushes and bearings with powerflex blacks, wishbone rear bushes with psb's, swapped the ball joints over and replaced a boot, replaced a track rod end and adjusted camber and tracking. (Not mentioning ****ing around with replacing a wheel bearing badly and ending up having to replace the nuckle and hub) In short: worn top mount bushes and bearings along with wishbone rear bush and wrong way round lower ball joints for my fourteens, compounded by tracking and camber adjustments causing a lot of dodginess. Thanks, rich and lr5v for your excellent advise, and mk2 for his very direct post on sdi camber! Next time I'll make my own thread rather than hijacking someone else's! Joshhert
  2. Amazingly helpful! Just used it after doing top mount bushes and bearings. Is this posted in the how to section?
  3. what would you replace? (lupo GTi)

    Cheers, great advise and very concise. Struggling now with a bearing, track rod end, and then getting lower ball joints.
  4. what would you replace? (lupo GTi)

    Just got the nuts off the top of the dampers. Bit of a ****er. Spent an hour making up the equipment and an hour punching the top edge of the wing and trying to crush my finger off between a big spanner and the metal spring clip in the air intake. Seems like every possible fixing on this car is untouched and seized. Is there anything I shouldn't grease so next times less of a mare?
  5. what would you replace? (lupo GTi)

    Any good brands for ball joints?
  6. what would you replace? (lupo GTi)

    Wicked good, cheers guys! I'll let you know how it goes, will do the checks and get some top mounts on the way! May just do both ball joints as certainly haven't been done since new
  7. what would you replace? (lupo GTi)

    While I'm at it is anything else relevant? Should I replace the track rod end and lower ball joint? Planning to do the top mounts then get the tracking done.
  8. what would you replace? (lupo GTi)

    Any easy way to check for wear? If your confident I'll just go ahead and do it. The car has after market 14's but I don't know if it was factory. I've had it since 08 with the same rims and tyre size and never noticed this. Maybe excess inside wear and very slight right hand lock tuck Any chance ball joints are relevant? I very much appreciate your sage counsel
  9. what would you replace? (lupo GTi)

    So I got the psb's on and it seems there are slightly more vibes at idle, but hard to say, and if so not enough to be distressing. I have a more urgent issue that I need help with. Having replaced both wishbone rear bushes, the fault, far from being gone, is now more present, and the same both sides, rather than just passenger side. 1: driving forward, after turning the steering wheel between half a turn to a turn either way, it's pulled (pushed?) All the way to lock. 2: when turning, initially occuring only near lock now after less than a rotation of the steering wheel, the outer wheel repeatedly slips inwards. 3: going over metal manhole covers the car slips towards the wheel on the cover. 4: excessive wear on the inside edge of front tyres. Any help gratefully recieved. Could this just need the swapping of the wishbone ball joint L for R and R for L that you mentioned rich?
  10. what would you replace? (lupo GTi)

    And agricultural is the word, what with the muddy tracks, towing, cow induced barbed wire wing and bonnet scratches and the 50% svo I'll be running as of tomorrow!
  11. what would you replace? (lupo GTi)

    Well hopefully we'll see after the weekend! I'll keep you posted and hope I stay intact. May have to sort the already bad exhaust heart shield rattle tho....
  12. what would you replace? (lupo GTi)

    How would it be worse? Absorbing less vibration? Not that I've noticed the idle being bad. Are new vw bushings anything like the quality of the originals? Or are they more like the quality of better after market ones?
  13. what would you replace? (lupo GTi)

    So will these work on the sdi? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-Golf-MK4-Complete-Front-Wishbone-PSB-Poly-Polyurethane-Bush-Kit-1997-to-2004/172721928774?epid=1443518035&hash=item2837077a46:g:Z1IAAOSwAPVZNrFo
  14. what would you replace? (lupo GTi)

    Also I saw a comment about swapping from one side to the other the ball joints at the end of the wishbone? I have 185 75 on 14" rims
  15. what would you replace? (lupo GTi)

    Thanks, seems like the best advice I could wish for! Although I lament the lack of original factory quality ones
  16. what would you replace? (lupo GTi)

    Cool, I'm just wondering about durability of bushes, in particular the notorious front wishbone rear bush. I saw someone, possibly you, say that the original bushes on lupo's/ arosa's far out live most after market bushes, 10+ years as opposed to 2+ years. I've also seen positive comments about powerflex blacks. Is there a miraculously durable Bush? I don't race (sdi) but do tow a fair amount and abuse my car on small welsh lanes and rough tracks and will happily accept more noise and less comfort for an extra five years of Bush life. Sorry for the essay!
  17. what would you replace? (lupo GTi)

    Cheers rich, Can I pm you re bushes?
  18. what would you replace? (lupo GTi)

    So max nvh but never need replacing?
  19. what would you replace? (lupo GTi)

    Hi rich, As an arosa sdi owner I've been creeping in the back ground on this fantastic forum for many years and have gleaned some wonderful knowledge. Why tt 8n bushes? Are they more durable? I need to do mine and just *cant accept replacing every couple of years for standard use. Cheers