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Just had my bolts replaced Thursday by a specialist Indie.

The subframe has to be dropped slightly apparently to get to the 3rd bolt.

2 hours labour, money well spent for peace of mind!

Nigel
Well done Nigel, very proactive.
What sort of price did you pay for the job and what were the old aluminium bolts like?

What did they replace them with, steel bolts?
 

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Does anyone have the photos of the bolts in question, I've searched the site but can't find them. I believe they were highlighted in purple. Also, if I'm unable to get to the 3rd hidden bolt, would replacing the 2 visible ones be ok or should all 3 be done? 👍👍
The picture below was from Facebook on this vey subject...Not the bolts in the purple circle, the ones marked red.
Do you think the motor housing is also aluminium? Care has to be taken to avoid Galvanic Corrosion between dissimilar metals. The eBay seller has zinc plated steel, does this reduce the risk of dissimilar metal reaction?
The replacing the bolts one at a time is important to note.
Replacing 2 of the 3 can only make things better and reduce the risk of total failure.
If you go for it, please take some pictures. There seems to be little detail of how to get to and replace them while on the Evoque.

With well over half a million Evoques with this potential issue, I wonder how many have actually failed,
has anyone seen a summary of how big this issue actually is?
I have read a number of posts where the replaced bolts were in great condition :unsure:


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This is an ad on eBay selling high strength steel bolts....

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with this description and comments on corrosion....

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Hi David

Didnt see The bolts as in a real rush picking the car up but was told they came out without any problem. I supplied the bolts you have mentioned in your second post from this eBay seller.

Regarding the costs - I have used this Indie specialist for approx 20 years so get a a good rate for the 2 hours labour charged, much cheaper than JLR rates!!!

If it wasn’t the Ingenium engine it would have been an hours labour as the subframe doesn’t get in the way.

Nigel
 

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Found this youtube video - not just our cars affected.

 

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While my car is in my local indie for another issue I asked them to check my bolts and give me a quote for changing them. They have told me that they look good (from the top I guess) and say they have checked the part number with JLR and that the part number for the bolts hasn't changed. This, they say, says to them that there shouldnt be a problem with my original bolts because if they was JLR would have superceded them with a new bolts with a new part number.

Anyone know if this sounds right.
 

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No I don’t think that is correct.

From what I have read, the late 2017 EPAS motor bolts are zinc plated steel and not the original aluminium that caused the problem in the first place. There is no point replacing with new ally bolts.

On the Facebook forum for this issue there were some positive vibes for a JLR recall, but don’t hold your breath.
If you haven’t joined the Facebook forum and signed their petition for a recall, you should. It is certainly worth a few moments of everyones time.
 

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No I don’t think that is correct.

From what I have read, the late 2017 EPAS motor bolts are zinc plated steel and not the original aluminium that caused the problem in the first place. There is no point replacing with new ally bolts.

On the Facebook forum for this issue there were some positive vibes for a JLR recall, but don’t hold your breath.
If you haven’t joined the Facebook forum and signed their petition for a recall, you should. It is certainly worth a few moments of everyones time.
Yeah I have joined the Facebook page and signed the petition.
 
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