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#1 OFFLINE   Peter C

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 05:51 PM

Whilst having my Boxster MoT’d today I had a chat with my tester friend who showed me this:

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It’s a front wishbone off a 57 reg Corsa. It’s completely rotten.

Apparently in recent months he’s picked up a lot rusty Vauxhall suspension parts. If you are lucky enough to have a 12 year old Vauxhall go and check your suspension.

The Boxster sailed through the test, by the way.
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Posted 15 March 2019 - 05:54 PM

Someone on here had their daughters newish car (to them) do that I think

The ones on amys Zafira are fine. I know this because I've looked at them, something I imagine the owner of that wishbone hasn't done for many years!
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Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:08 PM

I guess the corsa bill will be less that the subframe on a Maserati Quattroporte though

 

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:13 PM

Wasn't there a warranty scheme for Corsa subframes at one point?


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:15 PM

Nothing new there!IMG_20190303_154308.jpg

Perhaps hard to see in my crappy photo, but one of the front spring cups on my Vauxhall Royale has rotted through almost the entire circumference. Its obviously a weakness on the S1 struts as the other side had already been replaced by the previous owner due to the same thing.
And yes, I might not have noticed had the spring not broken...
At least my car is 40 years old rather than 12!
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Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:25 PM

I had a Mk1 Meriva .........  learnt a lot from that .......


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:29 PM

By the time you get to 20 year old Corsas it's the bottom arm tearing away from the rotten chassis that you have to worry about......
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Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:40 PM

Nothing new there! IMG_20190303_154308.jpg

Perhaps hard to see in my crappy photo, but one of the front spring cups on my Vauxhall Royale has rotted through almost the entire circumference. Its obviously a weakness on the S1 struts as the other side had already been replaced by the previous owner due to the same thing.
And yes, I might not have noticed had the spring not broken...
At least my car is 40 years old rather than 12!


Your royale is allowed to be that rusty though. Much like my 27 year old carlton..... it’s no where near as bad as the corsa in question!
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Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:55 PM

If you own a Vauxhall read this!

You're a big fanny
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Posted 15 March 2019 - 07:00 PM

Oye 55 plate vectra had a subframe that was suffering around the welds.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 07:04 PM

The ones on my FE are rock solid....shame the rest of the car isn't!!

 

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 07:20 PM

The ones on my FE are rock solid....shame the rest of the car isn't!!

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I think that's allowed to have some rust by now! We don't see enough of that car on here.
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Posted 15 March 2019 - 07:20 PM

If you own a Vauxhall read this!

You're a big fanny


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 07:30 PM

That is testament to the longevity of Vauxhall ball joints and bushes.
If it was a 90s Escrot or Fiesta then it would be on its 4th set of lower arms by now :-)
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Posted 15 March 2019 - 07:31 PM

I think that's allowed to have some rust by now! We don't see enough of that car on here.

It's been laid up for now,

replaced by a Viva :mrgreen:


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 07:59 PM

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:06 PM

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:44 PM

Fair point, although nothing new.

When I were a lad, mate of mine's Dad rocked up with a PA Cresta.

I was only 10 at the time, but was a dab hand at bike repaints using Holts Dupli Colour and an avid reader of Car Mechanics where many a car wing or arch was repaired using aluminium mesh and a blob of wag.

I spotted straight away, being the master of the Dupli. Colour that that there Cresta wasn't quite as it left the factory. I remember thinking that the paint finish was not up to my standard and you could see the wag all over the shop.

The car started dissolving on a daily basis, a couple of days of rain and half of it could be seen floating down the gutter.

I remember commenting to my Dad and he said, Vauxhall you see son, rust buckets.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:59 PM

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 09:17 PM

That is testament to the longevity of Vauxhall ball joints and bushes.
If it was a 90s Escrot or Fiesta then it would be on its 4th set of lower arms by now :-)

 

+1, also the case for all small and medium sized VAG cars built between the mid-90s and mid-00s !



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Posted 16 March 2019 - 12:08 PM

I work for vauxhall and the early corsa D didn't have a problem with rusty suspension really, but the later ones are terrible we have had 11 plates with rotten front sub frames. Holes size of fists in them.




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