Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Mini van Subframe mount

There was a strange knocking noise coming from the front of the Mini. I couldn't find the source of this noise until I drove the car with the carpets out. Then I could see the floor around the sub frame mount had cracked.
It was a quick welding job to close the crack and add some reinforcement. It's not that pretty, but functional and I don't think this mount will be cracking up again.
I was surprised to find a small crack in the tip of the sub frame as well. A little weld fixed that too. There was no rust on the crack, so it must have been caused by some form of  metal fatigue.