2003 MX5 - Suspension / Struts / Chassis Rust & MOT
Jul 26 2012
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I am having no luck with my 5's. First one I had in 2009, bad winter, skidded on ice - a frozen spring coming up through the road. Ploughed into a ditch. Write off.
Purchased another 03 with insurance. Have had this since. Went recently to mechanic to sort siezed back passenger caliper and get new pads all round. Mechanic said he had bad news. The chassis was showing rust "from the inside" and alot more than a year ago when last serviced.
I am in Ireland, this MX is a UK import. Salt maybe? Anyway we have an MOT here called the NCT ( http://www.nct.ie/ ) & recently they have been failing big time with rust on the chassis.
My MOT/NCT is up next March 2013, my mechanic advices to trade it in fast before then becuase if it fails it could cost a hell of a lot to sort.
Is this good advice? Any one else here have similar experience?