Parts: Belatedly Discovered Junk

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Re: Parts: Belatedly Discovered Junk

Post by Amskeptic » Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:41 pm

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DjEep wrote:Oy! I thought Meyle was junk.... Just checked and found that the Febi lower ball joints we put in our good buddy's Vanagon have about 7mm of play after 4 months!!! :cussing:
And I was amazed to find perfect free rotation and no play at all in 1970 oem ball joints with torn boots three weeks ago. Friggen perfect. Put on some new boots . . . we shall see. DjEep, I strongly suggest a zerk fitting install on any torsion car suspension you happen across, it really works to make the ball joints last.
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Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
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Re: Parts: Belatedly Discovered Junk

Post by asiab3 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:19 pm

BusBoys "reconditioned" torsion arms installed last week. First, they sent me the wrong year arms even though I ordered by part number and paid for overnight shipping :(

So they ground-shipped the correct 68-69 ones. The lower (68-79) arms they sent me were fine, but both the 68-69 came with boots that ripped on installation. The spare boots they sold me are of a completely different mold and maybe compound. So I actually think I have the crap boots on my lower joints and the replacement (good reputation) boots on my upper joints. Time will tell- but if you plan on buying these arms, buy extra boots.

BB replacement boot on left. Boot on right came installed on new joints.

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Re: Parts: Belatedly Discovered Junk

Post by Amskeptic » Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:27 pm

asiab3 wrote:BusBoys 68-69 boots ripped on installation.
I had a chat with them this morning. I would have gladly picked up some boots for you and chastised them most severely. I chastised severely regardless. Parts quality is a known problem at Bus-Boys.
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 91 414 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Re: Parts: Belatedly Discovered Junk

Post by asiab3 » Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:48 am

Amskeptic wrote:
asiab3 wrote:BusBoys 68-69 boots ripped on installation.
I had a chat with them this morning. I would have gladly picked up some boots for you and chastised them most severely. I chastised severely regardless. Parts quality is a known problem at Bus-Boys.
Ahh but thank you anyways; I already had the boots ready from my appointment. I have tried to call several times, but keep getting a busy signal. I sent my cores back with their pre-paid postage for the 70+ arms, and I sent one of the bogus boots too. I want to make sure they got it. I also want to rub their nose in it like a dog who defecates on the carpet. There will be no defecation on my suspension.
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