I'd appreciate some expert advice on this one, please.
About 18 months ago I started hearing a squeak from the offside rear of the F6 when it was under load (lots of logs/camping stuff). At first I thought it was the shock absorber on that side, but a new pair made no difference. I then had a look at the outer mounting (apologies for the shocking photo, but I can't get a clearer one):
I don't know if you can see from the photo, but about an inch and a bit into the hole there's a ridge - it doesn't look/feel jagged like a broken edge. However, if you put a bar in the first inch of the hole, you can feel movement in the bush. It was definitely the source of the squeak - now gone thanks to some rubber grease. My worry, though, is that there might be a problem with the trailing arm.
My plan for a while has been to replace/have replaced the complete rear suspension unit - the van's done 235,000 miles - and I've found one in SW France; the problem, though, is that I need to take the F6 to get it! I'm sure it's been like this for quite a while (and possibly several MOTs); the inner and outer mountings seem really solid, and the van drives really well.
- Has anyone had the same problem? Just to clarify, here's another photo with what I'm worried about arrowed: