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 Posted: May 17, 2019 05:37AM
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Originally Posted by 66coop
…This is getting ridiculous. 
It sure is. 

 

Michael, Santa Barbara, CA

. . . the sled, not the flower

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 Posted: May 17, 2019 05:22AM
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So I was under my car last night and noticed that one of my outer axle boots has a split along one rib. I mean, honestly! They maybe 2 years old. In fact, I am going to look now t see when ordered because this is getting ridiculous. 

 Posted: May 16, 2019 06:31AM
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The axle boots I bought from Argentina for my Dauphine broke apart while being pushed around the body shop, before I ever drove the car.

 Posted: May 16, 2019 05:47AM
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This has been driving me NUTS over the last few years. Its terrible. I try and buy the best parts I can find, spend good money, only to have them fail. Years ago, while I had my SPi Cooper apart due to an accident, I decided it would be a good time to replace some original rubber parts. One of which was the upper rad hose. Bought one from a Spares and installed. Took longer then I thought to get the car back on the road but that pipe ended up splitting down the middle, about 4 hours from home!! It needed up nearly destroying my motor due to the strange place Rover put the coolant temp sensor. I replaced with silicone and still have the original in a box...which I bet would STILL be fine even after over 20 years (not that I want to test that). Unreal. They just aren't making it like they used to.

 Posted: May 7, 2019 10:23AM
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What annoys me is that this is a known problem, its all over the other classic mini forums, but the sellers are unable to dictate quality to the part manufacturer.  Why aren't the rubber parts on new cars falling apart?

 

"To catch one, you need one"....John Cooper

 Posted: May 7, 2019 05:55AM
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rosebud..  yea.. I have seen this.. as lots of the mini parts are made in INDIA now..  even worse then China.. later bc

 Posted: May 7, 2019 03:35AM
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You better check your Knuckle boots.

 Posted: May 6, 2019 06:28PM
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Just went through this on my car, CV boots <5yrs old dried up and split. Steering rack boots looked like rubber discs, no accordion left. 

 

 

 Posted: May 6, 2019 05:33PM
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It's really annoying spending an hour or two on my back under the car replacing rubber seals, boots, etc. only to have them fall apart in an astonishingly short period of time. It's not like these are expensive items, but their fitment often requires a great deal of time and effort. How can a manufacturer honestly sell this crap knowing it's going to crumble in under a year? Too bad retailers can't put pressure on the manufacturers to improve the quality of their rubber. 

 

Michael, Santa Barbara, CA

. . . the sled, not the flower

      Poser MotorSports