DCC shock absorbers

lightbody

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Hi,

My car has passed its MOT today, but has advisories for both front shocks due to light misting. They do take a pounding from the potholes round here, and there's been a few that have really slammed into the cabin (the 19" wheels really don't help). I think I've also heard it creaking a bit from the front. Its only done 34.5k miles at the moment.

The garage is quoting £895 for both, which seems double what I'd have expected. They also said they're on backorder with VW so aren't even available just now.

Any advice?

Thanks,

- Rob
 

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The front dampers are VW part number 5Q0 413 031 FM and cost £271.33 inc VAT retail from a VW dealer, from TPS a trade account holder would get approx 10% discount. They are also available from Bilstein under their part number 23-238978.

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lightbody

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Thanks very much for that information.

Now i need to decide whether to actually get them replaced at this point or not...!
 

lightbody

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Oh that's superb information, thanks so much for that.

I wonder how many perfectly ok cars are picking up unnecessary advisories or being expensively repaired unnecessarily....

I'll take some photos myself later on.
 

lightbody

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Hi,

I've attached some pics. I put the car on the jack but didn't take the wheels off. Hopefully they show enough. I personally don't see anything to worry about but I know nothing!?
 

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