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Strange this, top ball joint failed, well an advisory, but I feel I have only just done them, then I realised that I did replace them but 12 years ago. Doesn't time fly. So I need a pair of top ball joints for my 1990 SE anyone know if there is an equivalent or where to buy ?

dave

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Thanks bibs, I have had the car so long it's inevitable that I will be going around replacing parts for a second time. Anyone else got to the stage of replacing second time around ?

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12 years can seem like a very short time when you remember the job like it was yesterday! I think they're off a Spitfire too btw if you have a good local factors.

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The ball joints do not have grease fittings...so I inject lubricant into mine (yearly) with a grease gun through a needle fitting.  Then, as long as the rubber boot is intact they will last.

 

 

I first replaced my upper BJs in the mid-1990s...and the replacements are still OK.

 

PS The Spitfire parts were the exact same as the OEM Lotus parts...Just looked: 9.00 GBP including VAT from Rimmer Brothers...

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9 hours ago, Bibs said:

12 years can seem like a very short time when you remember the job like it was yesterday! I think they're off a Spitfire too btw if you have a good local factors.

Where did they use them on the plane? :stuart: 

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  • 4 weeks later...

Top ball joints now replace, 30 mins per side, good stuff. Steering responsiveness and tracking whilst on the road is now great, it does not follow the ruts in the road. Now I have an MOT it's ready for the summer.

its some time since I drove the car, wow does it fly, now I know why I have kept the car, spent load of money and agro, it bring a smile to your face.

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I hope you have washed all that dust off it Davey boy ! :lol:

Caught between a rock and a hard place in a catch 22 situation, So its 6 of one and half a dozen of the other. Your damned if you do, but your damned if you don't so shut your cock!!!!!!!!!!!

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