User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Is a split suspension gaiter and MOT failure?

  1. #1
    Regular Member carperjake's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Scunthorpe
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Signum

    Trim : Elegance CDTi 120

    Engine : 1.9

    Year : 05

    Default Is a split suspension gaiter and MOT failure?

    Just finished repainting my calipers and noticed that the O/S/F suspension gaiter has a small (2cm) split in it. Car's off for its MOT on Monday morning, will it fail on it? If so I can warn my mechanic off to get one in ready for the retest.

  2. #2
    Regular Member carperjake's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Scunthorpe
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Signum

    Trim : Elegance CDTi 120

    Engine : 1.9

    Year : 05

    Default

    It's not. Flew through, no advisories, no issues at all. He didn't even comment on the off colour lights this year!

  3. #3
    Regular Member lee gsi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Hampshire (Near Havant) . .Drives: Signum 1.9 CDTi
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Signum

    Trim : Design

    Engine : 1.9 CDTi

    Year : 2005

    Default

    What part did you meen?

  4. #4
    Regular Member carperjake's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Scunthorpe
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Signum

    Trim : Elegance CDTi 120

    Engine : 1.9

    Year : 05

    Default

    The gaiter that fits around the shock.

  5. #5
    Regular Member lee gsi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Hampshire (Near Havant) . .Drives: Signum 1.9 CDTi
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Signum

    Trim : Design

    Engine : 1.9 CDTi

    Year : 2005

    Default

    Ah right,

    As you have found out.............No its not a fail lol

  6. #6
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Oxfordshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vauxhall Astra-J

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 2.0 CDTi

    Year : 2013

    Default

    Could cause problems later though. i.e. dirt ingress onto the chrome bar of the shock absorber and could end up tearing the rubber seals at the base of the shock.

    Try mending it with superglue.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replacing inner CV gaiter
    By Paul from Derby in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 7th January 2013, 21:58
  2. '05 Vectra C Estate Suspension Failure
    By MadTogger in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 10th December 2012, 15:18
  3. Replies: 41
    Last Post: 6th September 2012, 20:38
  4. hollow thumping noise & split drive shaft gaiter
    By cavalier_attitude in forum Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 2nd August 2012, 14:41
  5. driveshaft gaiter
    By i5aces in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 26th January 2011, 21:17

Visitors found this page by searching for:

split rear suspension gaiter

suspension gaiter mot fail

https:www.vectra-c.comforumshowthread.php169103-Is-a-split-suspension-gaiter-and-MOT-failure

suspension gaiter

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •