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  • #16
    I'd like to say the axle stand was out of shoot. I did say jack up safely so its do as I say not as I do. Did say it was a half assed "how to"

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    • #17
      Originally posted by S49 View Post
      The joint had only been on since September 2017. It was a Topran one, I blame all the potholes on our rural roads. How long have others had them last out of interest?
      Never changed mine in 15 years of ownership. I must check them though to be on the safe side

      Sent from the Midlands by pigeon

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      • #18
        Bumped for Spedwing.

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        • #19
          Cheers matey 🤙


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          • #20
            I've changed mine twice and me track rod ends too, cheap ones tho ,

            Come rain or shine I'm out in mine!!
            Originally posted by S49 View Post
            The joint had only been on since September 2017. It was a Topran one, I blame all the potholes on our rural roads. How long have others had them last out of interest?
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            • #21
              The bottom ball joints are easily missed and you have 3 months come back I think on an mot.

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              • #22
                Heres a bump for DD and anyone else planning on doing lower joints.
                Last edited by S49; 21 September 2021, 06:16 PM.

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                • #23
                  Many thanks.

                  I noticed you mention that side to side play is very bad.. that's what I have now.
                  No up & down play but very slight side to side in the ball joint.
                  Either-way they're getting changed.

                  Just taking a break for a few days as I have been spanner'ing hard on one of my bikes the last week or so (head gasket on a v-twin) and I'm waiting for my Ex to bring back my only axle stand tall enough for the van. When not needed here it's used as a hoof stand for horse hoof filing.
                  So it appears that after our separation at Xmas we seem to now have joint custody over a single axle stand... life is funny really..
                  Last edited by DubDick; 21 September 2021, 07:54 PM.
                  1999 2.5 TDI

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