Jump to content


MOT and Dust Cover failures


Tony PF03
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone might be able to offer their view and advice on my MOT failure reasons. My car is a 2003 S Type, 3L, V6 and it has had the following marked as failure:  

* Nearside Rear Anti-roll bar linkage ball joint dust cover excessively deteriorated so that it no longer prevents  the ingress of dirt drop link (2.4.G.2)
* Offside Rear Anti-roll bar linkage ball joint dust cover excessively deteriorated so that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt drop link (2.4.G.2)
* Nearside Rear Tie bar/rod ball joint dust cover excessively deteriorated so that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt tie arm (2.4.G.2)
* Offside Rear Tie bar/rod ball joint dust cover excessively deteriorated so that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt tie arm (2.4.G.2)
* Offside Rear Lower Suspension arm has excessive play in a pin/bush suspension arm rear inner bush (2.4.G.2)
 
The top four seem quite trivial for an MOT failure but looking at the MOT Handbook the check and rejection seems to have been introduced in January 2012.
 
The concern I have is that the garage is saying they can only get the parts from Jaguar and their estimate (including the MOT cost) is 1000 pounds!
 
A few Google searches seem to indicate the dust covers should be no more than a few pounds and a great YouTube video indicates their replacement should be quite straightforward.
 
Unfortunately I am not a mechanic and actually live in the US keeping the car in the UK for our annual visits - although the car is used gently by family whilst we are in the US.
 
Can anyone give an opinion on the quote being about right or over priced, can the items be easily obtained and if so from where, and should I just bite the bullet or take the car elsewhere?
 
My best regards
Tony
 
 
 
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Tony,

There is an independent Jaguar Garage in Swindon which could be much cheaper and n worth trying --even a 'phone call might gove you some idea,

Just google Wiltshire Jaguar for the number.

Regards,

Peter.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The major expense there will be the suspension arm bush. Jaguar only offer a complete arm and not individual bushes. Their rationale is that us mere mortals could never change the bushes without cocking it up and damaging their finely crafted aluminium arm.

Well that's rubbish in my opinion, several companies sell after-market bushes and a good garage should have no qualms about fitting them to the arms. I'm not a qualified mechanic and I did just this the other week. See the link below for my write up.

I'd wager that the garage is quoting for a whole arm as most, if not all, motor factors don't offer the bushes. While it's true that the labour costs will be higher the savings on parts will far outweigh them. You should be able to get both sides re-bushed for far less than one side this way. It's good practice to balance suspension work side-to-side plus the other side will not be far behind the one that's failed.

The dust boots are worthwhile assuming the ball-joints have no play in them of course. If the drop links show even the slightest wear then just have them replaced as they're relatively cheap considering you will be paying for labour.

I touch on the subject of track rods in the post above and would say that if they need replacing then it's definitely worth spending the money on quality, maybe even genuine, ones. The cheapy ones I had were awful and actually made the car dangerous to drive in no time at all. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share





  • Join The Club

    Join the Jaguar Owners Club and be part of the Community. It's FREE!

     

  • Topics

  • Our picks

    • Simply Jaguar show at Beaulieu - Sunday 23rd June 2024
      Jaguar Owners Club have a stand at this year's Simply Jaguar event at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, Hampshire on Sunday 23rd June 2024

      Tickets are available online here: https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/simply-jaguar/
        • Like
      • 7 replies
    • Post in Event Ludlow Racecourse Shropshire 16th June 2024
      Not long now to Ludlow. It sold out before the event last year it is very popular.

      To book a ticket in advance go to EVENTBRITE or Message me. 

       

       
    • JAGUAR’S LAST PETROL SPORTS CAR: F-TYPE ZP EDITION TAKES THE CHEQUERED FLAG
      Jaguar is commemorating the end of its internal combustion sports car lineage in 2024 with an exclusive limited-edition F-TYPE inspired by two iconic 1960s racing E-types

      Just 150 examples of the F-TYPE ZP Edition will be the last internal combustion-engined sports cars designed by Jaguar. These 575PS supercharged petrol V8 F-TYPEs feature specially curated interior and exterior details by the personalisation experts at SV Bespoke.
        • Like
    • UPDATE SHOW INFORMATION !

      Please find attached your club label – please can this be distributed amongst your club members prior to the event. Please ensure that they print this label and display it in their windscreen upon entry to the event, this ensures that all members wishing to park within your club area are directed to the correct parking location by our stewards. Please do not modify or add logos to the club label.

      We do ask that all individuals have purchased their tickets on an individual basis in advance via our website, to speed up the entry process on the day. This can be done on our website here until 2pm on the day when admission closes: https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/simply-jaguar.

      Note that we do have two entrances available, one is exhibitors gate at the bottom of the hill as you come in to Beaulieu, with the other being the normal Simply event entrance within the attraction. Either entrance is fine to use and both are open from 9.00am, with the exhibitors entrance closing around 11am.

      Jaguar Owners Club (1).pdf
    • Simply Jaguar - Beaulieu Motor Museum - 25th June 2023
      Jaguar Owners Club have a stand at this years Simply Jaguar event at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, Hampshire on Sunday 26th June 2023

      Tickets are available online here: https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/simply-jaguar/


      TICKETS & PRICES
      Participant prices are only valid if arriving in a Jaguar and taking part in the rally. They are not valid for those arriving on foot.

      Participants can make the most of our EARLY BIRD discount by booking before 28th February 2023.

      Children under 5 require a ticket, this can be booked online free of charge.

      Participant and visitor tickets will include entrance to the rest of the Beaulieu attraction, including the National Motor Museum, Palace House, Little Beaulieu, World of Top Gear, Beaulieu Abbey and its grounds and gardens.

      The best time for viewing the Simply rally is between 10am and 2pm.

       

       


      Adult


      Child




      Participants – Early Bird*


      £14.00


      £7.50




      Participants – Standard & On The Day


      £16.00


      £8.00




      Visitors


      Normal admission applies.


      Normal admission applies







      *Early bird tickets are available until 28th February 2023

      VEHICLE ENTRY
      Entry with your Jaguar is from 9am – 2pm. Please make sure you have your ticket printed or available on your phone, ready to be scanned on arrival.

      Please do not arrive early for our Simply rallies as no facilities will be open prior to 9:30am.

      Cars cannot leave and re-enter the grounds for the Simply rallies.

      ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

      CLUB STAND ATTENDEE LIST

      We do ask for a final update on numbers 2 weeks prior to the event following which we will send out club labels to you via email for you to then distribute out to club members. Club members then need to print and display these in their windscreen on arrival. This helps us then park you all in your club area together.

      1. Trevor (admin)
      2.  Paj
      3.  
       
      • 6 replies

×
×
  • Create New...



Forums


News


Membership