Broke another spring

obi_waynne

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In less than a year another spring has snapped on my car. That is a testimony to the state of the local roads.

The whole thing just sheered off so I'm riding an inch lower at the moment.

It's the front drivers side. I guess it's time for the nearside ones to go soon as well in the next year!

Why do these things always happen just before the MOT?
 

Rudders666

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Are you on lowering springs? Seems odd for springs to just snap. The roads around where I drive are appalling but never had anything like this, touch wood
 

obi_waynne

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Standard S Line springs, which are stiffer and lower than the usual non s line ones. Apparently they are quite fragile and quite regularly break according to my local garage. Hopefully it was a bad batch. I suppose they have lasted 99,000 miles though - on our roads that probably quite impressive.
 

obi_waynne

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GAAAAHHH! Another one broke on me yesterday! The nearside rear this time. It's as if they all reached a natural expiry point.

I'll get the other front one done as well to avoid another trip to the garage!
 

T9 man

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Apparently they are quite fragile and quite regularly break according to my local garage.
You are joking off course! Sorry but a manufacturer with the stature of Audi should not be having this happen to any of their car models. I think I would be firing off a letter to Audi UK demanding an explanation.
 

obi_waynne

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It has done 100,000 miles and our roads down here are really really bad. I'll chalk it up to experience.
 
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