Hi folks, I've had that sinking feeling that goes along with not getting a shiny new NCT disk. Car is an BMW E46 318Ci, and has only racked up 500 miles since last years NCT, but I think these are a 'sooner or later' type failure.
Now I won't be doing the repairs myself, hence not posting in the DIY sub forum, but I do have the option or sourcing the parts myself, as my indy is happy to just do the labour. So if you could entertain me to see if I have the right parts, I would greatly appreciate it.
First up is the steering linkage, which from what I know(little), maybe a tie rod replacement as it defines a side. I'm thinking to replace both while at it, but aware that this is most 'unknown' of the three issues.
Next is the wishbone bushes. The fail sheet says rear, inner. The part says rear, lower. I'm assuming these are the same parts?
Last is the anti roll bar bushes and links, which from what I can see, fit both sides.
So all in all, it seems like my front end has had a very good going over. Parts total €160 odd, presuming I have the right ones. Of course with this type of thing, am I a bit mad even trying to source myself, should I let the indy work away and source his own bits?