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Old May 9th, 2014, 12:55 PM
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Scotland Front suspension mounts

Just carried out a number of repairs to get my daughter's mini one (02 plate, 79K miles) through its MOT. After 3 weekends I replaced the fuel tank strap (badly corroded), 4 brake lines, front discs and pads and top suspension mounts. I also had to replace the thermostat and fix a leak in the radiator. Now I know some of you will be saying why bother on such an old car, but I was feeling very chuffed with myself when I got the MOT!.

So. To the problem. Checking the rad level today after a couple of long runs and I noticed one of the suspension mounts looked a tad odd. Basically the passengers side looks correct and the same shape (concave) as it was when installed. The drivers side on the other hand looks compressed and "scrunched" up.

I have attached couple of photos. Any thoughts greatly appreciated.

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Old May 9th, 2014, 01:22 PM
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It looks like its been hammered buy a pothole or something.

Do a youtube search for "MINI Cooper Strut Mount Failure " by "528im52", its a ProMini.com/technical video, may give you some clues
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