Console Bushes Cracking – Please help!

Console Bushes Cracking – Please help!

Postby jayroc » Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:00 pm

Hi Guys,

VW told me yesterday that the front Console Bushes is Cracking and that I should budget £500 for a replacement as it will not pass the next MOT.
I am really surprised as car only has 35k miles on clock and is not used excessively or driven hard!
Another mechanic told me today that Console Bushes are a known weakness on VW and that the VW own brand don’t last. He suggested that I replace them with a performance or aftermarket version.

Can anyone with technical or mechanical knowledge please give us some advice?

Many thanks,
Jay
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Re: Console Bushes Cracking – Please help!

Postby shshivji » Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:55 pm

Do you mean the wishbone bushes?? If you do then £500 is way too expensive, the bushes only cost around £20 each and only take an hour to fit per side. I did mine recently and replaced them with uprated Audi TT bushes. Heres a link....

http://www.sciroccocentral.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=17195

I recommend the upgrade as it sharpens up the steering considerably :)

Shak
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Re: Console Bushes Cracking – Please help!

Postby jayroc » Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:14 pm

Hi Shak,
Yes that's the one and thank you so much for your speedy response and the Web link.
I new VW wanted to rip me off as usual!
I'll make sure I upgrade to the one you have recommended!
thanks,
Jay
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