Yet another weekend without turning. I need my car for work, so I feel I should always make sure it is roadworthy.
I finally got the second MacPherson strut changed on my car on Saturday. I was quite surprised it stayed dry. Normally as soon as I touch a car the heavens open.
It looks like I just caught the strut in the nic of time. I don’t think it would have lasted another Winter in all honesty.
There are already signs of it starting to bend where the metal is rusty and fatigued.
So after all the hassle of bolts rounding off, and having to order special replacements, the rusty bolts were able to be cut off ridiculously easily and the actual change of the strut took less than 45 minutes.
Due to this car being a grey import, main dealers hike their prices up dramatically for everything – even though 90% of the parts are identical to UKDM models. Labour charges are also hiked up for some bizarre reason.
I refuse to pay anyone to do something I am capable of doing myself. Especially when they take liberties, just because the car has been imported.
I have a plan for next weekend which may mean no turning again, but we shall see. Stay tuned for the next exciting episode………..