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    Well its costing me a fortune today.

    Vectra went in to day for intrim service and mot at 08:30. Got a call from the garage at 11:00 to say they've found some mot problems with your Vectra.
    Oh great I said . They've found that the front pads and disc's are shot and the off side rear sus spring is in two bits. Ask what I wanted to do. Better get on with in then, I said. They asked if they could keep the car over night. Of course you can, I said take your time. Their pretty good, been using them for years and they always ask before doing the work.

    I knew the brakes needed doing, but the rear spring i didn't have a clue. Car drove fine

    Pugster aka the bloke with no money in his wallet.

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    Are they replacing all 4 springs or just the back 2,how much is it setting you back???

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenboy View Post
    Are they replacing all 4 springs or just the back 2,how much is it setting you back???
    Having the back two done £48 each.

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    just hope the dont sting you to much for the brakes pugster

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    Would have been a good time to put Eibach springs on (5 year warranty) rather than the VX crap.
    Disc and pads should set u back about £55 plus vat at most plus fitting
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    Is it me or are the rear spring made of spaghetti? I cannot believe that so many springs crack and lead to failed MOTs. Mine did the same. Maybe we should have a poll to see just how common a problem it really is...

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    I think mine are suspect as it doesn't handle quite right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve1975l View Post
    I think mine are suspect as it doesn't handle quite right.
    Mine's better since I had the pivot bushes done, but I think mine might be on the way out too....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigknill View Post
    Maybe we should have a poll to see just how common a problem it really is...
    Already one going Here

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    bu993r mate, at least you getting all done with them so a good waranty on there work and part's...hope they don't sting you though
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