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post #2 of (permalink) Old 4th July 2006
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Hello FR,welcome to the forum.

For a rubber suspension bush to fail an MOT it has to be absolutely hanging out,and is unsafe.I doubt very much that the rear bushes your talking about are really that bad,but if they are,your better off trying to source a good second hand experience of trying to change the bushes is not entirely positive!!Unless the bushes are completely U/S,then the car is perfectly safe....

I'd book it in for another test elsewhere(as you'll have to pay for a retest anyway..),and I suspect you'll be surprised by the result.

Edit;(Also,bushes come under the same criteria as joints,not as Bonded suspension units.....)

I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
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