Thread: V50 General : - Fitting new front wishbones
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Old Feb 18th, 2019, 20:24   #1
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Angry Fitting new front wishbones

Hi guys
With the weather so mild itís great to get and do the jobs on your car that you have been putting off.
Today I decided to replace both front lower suspension wishbones so as to make certain that it sails through the dreaded MOT.
Just a word to the wise folks make sure you get the right ball joint, as there are two for my 2008 V50 an 18mm & 21mm ..
The guy at the parts counter looked up my vehicle by registration and reported that they were 18mm, great, back home and stripped the old one out with little fuss brilliant I thought, new one replaced all torqued up no problems until I was tightening the bottom ball joint, yep you guessed it, wrong size despite what the parts guys computer says, they are 21mm. Yes I should have checked the new part with the old one before fitting, something I will do in future to be sure.
So save yourself some heartache guys of having to strip it all out again something I really hate doing.
2008 V50 shows up as 18mm so please beware and double check.
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