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Post by JohnB » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:12 pm

The breakage does look odd, a fatigue failure would show the cracked area being dull and rough, and the area that broke eould be smooth and silvery. My failure on the coupe was classical below the thread and whilst the steering was on full lock... poor maintenance from the previous owner


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Post by peter freeman » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:33 pm

I will be having a close look at the other side come the spring



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Post by peter freeman » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:38 pm

I should have said I will be changing the other side come spring - as a friend reminded me I have no idea what may have happened to the car prior to me buying it 8 years and 17,000 miles ago and the car now has 308,200 on the clock.



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Post by willholderogri » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:57 am

looks like a flaw to me as well


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