I have an Astra mk3 1.4 estate which has smashed 3 nearside cv joints in 14 months.
The first was noisy for several months before it went. I replaced it with a non genuine part and that fell apart after 13 months. The next replacement fell apart after 1 month!
Is it because they are pattern parts? The GM one is £172, but I don't want to spend that if it's not going to last any longer!
Can anyone recommend a good quality pattern part?
Is it possible to fit any stronger shafts from a bigger engined car, or are all shafts for this gearbox the same?