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VW Transporter (T25) Front Ball Joints - Quality?

  • 26-09-2016 3:56pm
    Registered Users Posts: 162 ✭✭ soram

    Hi All,
    I have a 1980 air cooled T25 Camper. As it is 1980 it needs a CVRT. I've just had it tested and it failed on the lower ball joints in the front wishbones. The big load carrying ones. It failed 4 years ago on the same thing at one of its first tests - I replaced them. 2 years later they failed again with about 4,000 miles on them - I replaced them. Now 2 years later again they are gone with again about 5,000 miles only. They are a pain to replace as they need to be pressed in.
    Does anybody have any other experience with these joints? I did read last time that maybe they were being all made in China and were of bad quality. Has anybody a clue as to who might sell 'good quality' ones? Or can they be damaged in any way during fitting that I need to look out for?