This week we had a gorgeous Series 1 Jaguar E-type in for a front suspension rebuild and service. Although this car is recently restored we found that many of the rubber components were already perishing. Unfortunately we find this to be a problem with all classics. The quality of new rubber components is often terrible. We often see bushes and gaiters crumbling away when they are barely a year old.
When available, we will fit better quality rubber components. In the case of Jaguar E-types, SNG Barratt make a superior ball joint gaiter. It’s about £5 more than the cheaper version but well worth it. In addition to the bushes and gaiters we also fitted an lower engine seal upgrade kit and changed the oil. After this E-type front suspension rebuild, we’re hoping the new components will last a little longer.