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Took my MKIV for its MOT and it passed with a couple of advisories. (slight exhaust blow and slight judder on front brakes)

I always check over as much as I can and found movement in the NSR upper suspension arm and was expecting it to fail, I had even tried to source an arm from breakers with no luck. I then looked at the testers manual at motuk.co.uk and saw that movement of 2mm for a 12mm pin or 3mm for a 25mm pin are acceptable tolerences for suspension arms, so I put it through and hoped for the best and there was no mention of it at all!

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Hi mate,

Good stuff. The arms aren't cheap. I had a problems sourcing some rear control arms on a previous lexus. What a nightmare! I struggled to find some in breakers and the ones I found had the same problems. Not cheap from Lexus so in the end I lost a lot of money and sold the car, but better in the long run as I got my mk4 :winky:

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Mine passed recently too. My (regular) MOT man advised me to do the "beam" axle and rear suspension, that he said were showing signs of surface rust. Going to get them properly done.

Only did 2800 miles in a year! but then, I do put it away for most of the winter.

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Just remembered I had similar movement on my mark 3 suspension and scrapped it because I expected it to fail. Was a shame as I was intending to get her to 300k miles before getting rid and was not far off at just below 290k. Although I done about 14000 trouble free miles in it and only paid £350 from eBay.

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Took my MKIV for its MOT and it passed with a couple of advisories. (slight exhaust blow and slight judder on front brakes)

I always check over as much as I can and found movement in the NSR upper suspension arm and was expecting it to fail, I had even tried to source an arm from breakers with no luck. I then looked at the testers manual at motuk.co.uk and saw that movement of 2mm for a 12mm pin or 3mm for a 25mm pin are acceptable tolerences for suspension arms, so I put it through and hoped for the best and there was no mention of it at all!

Mine passed today with the same advisory. Drives like a dream though. Chuffed to bits.

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