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Re: M3W chassis crack [Re: OZ 4/4] #732171
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Originally Posted by OZ 4/4
Originally Posted by Taffmog
I had a crack in mine, MMC simply welded it, FOC though....

All OK now I trust....


Would be interested to know, as at least one other that has been previously welded (by MMC) has had cracks now appearing elsewhere...only real solution is replacement chassis.

Re: M3W chassis crack [Re: Richard Baxter] #732513
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I never heard of the chassis crack recall only the pedal check. Maybe I did not hear because my 2013 car had the crack at the top wishbone mount & MMC rebuilt it with a new chassis in 2017. Despite it having the retrofit triangle brace behind the engine it still cracked.

Re: M3W chassis crack [Re: TimG] #732563
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Originally Posted by TimG
I never heard of the chassis crack recall only the pedal check. Maybe I did not hear because my 2013 car had the crack at the top wishbone mount & MMC rebuilt it with a new chassis in 2017. Despite it having the retrofit triangle brace behind the engine it still cracked.


Tim you mean that you’re having a NEW chassis and it still cracked ? If yes where is the crack ?


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Re: M3W chassis crack [Re: Laurens] #732589
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Originally Posted by Laurens
Originally Posted by TimG
I never heard of the chassis crack recall only the pedal check. Maybe I did not hear because my 2013 car had the crack at the top wishbone mount & MMC rebuilt it with a new chassis in 2017. Despite it having the retrofit triangle brace behind the engine it still cracked.


Tim you mean that you’re having a NEW chassis and it still cracked ? If yes where is the crack ?


Oh dear, the joys of M3W ownership


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Re: M3W chassis crack [Re: Richard Baxter] #732709
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I think/hope that we are having some recycling of established problems:

I am unaware of any problems with the latter phase (2014+?) chassis that had welded in brace and I understand different gauge/quality tubing.

The original chassis was prone to cracking by the upper wishbone - many chassis have been replaced because of this

Other cars with the original chassis were fitted with a bolt-in brace. Some of these have exhibited cracking in 2 locations - firstly by the upper wishbone probably because cracking had been initiated before the brace was fitted (these required a new chassis) - secondly some have exhibited cracks on a vertical tube below the wishbone - this can be fixed by welding and I think Phil Bleazey has a good piece on how this can be done. I understand this second are of cracking has not been seen on the recent chassis because of the brace and/or tube gauge change and/or reinforcement.

The buyers guide on the MTWC site is good on this topic and given the history of this topic, regular inspections are a good idea....

Re: M3W chassis crack [Re: Laurens] #733723
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Originally Posted by Laurens
Originally Posted by TimG
I never heard of the chassis crack recall only the pedal check. Maybe I did not hear because my 2013 car had the crack at the top wishbone mount & MMC rebuilt it with a new chassis in 2017. Despite it having the retrofit triangle brace behind the engine it still cracked.


Tim you mean that you’re having a NEW chassis and it still cracked ? If yes where is the crack ?

The original chassis cracked despite brace. Replacement still good.

Re: M3W chassis crack [Re: Richard Baxter] #738440
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Just found the dreaded crack on mine, near the lower wishbone! What’s the process to resolve this? Just contact MMC, or do I have to go through a dealer?

Ironically I was only at Morgan today! 🤦🏻‍♂️

Re: M3W chassis crack [Re: PeteS] #738475
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Originally Posted by PeteS
Just found the dreaded crack on mine, near the lower wishbone! What’s the process to resolve this? Just contact MMC, or do I have to go through a dealer?

Ironically I was only at Morgan today! 🤦🏻‍♂️

Not another one. You must be so disappointed. I really feel for M3W owners - you never know what's next....
No doubt the Morgan Motor Company will be along very soon to collect your vehicle and replace the chassis at no cost to you


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Re: M3W chassis crack [Re: PeteS] #738477
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Originally Posted by PeteS
Just found the dreaded crack on mine, near the lower wishbone! What’s the process to resolve this? Just contact MMC, or do I have to go through a dealer?

Ironically I was only at Morgan today! 🤦🏻‍♂️


Email Rob Gayden (dsc@morgan-motor.co.uk) and he should be able to help.


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Re: M3W chassis crack [Re: Chris99] #738478
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Originally Posted by Chris99
Originally Posted by PeteS
Just found the dreaded crack on mine, near the lower wishbone! What’s the process to resolve this? Just contact MMC, or do I have to go through a dealer?
Ironically I was only at Morgan today! 🤦🏻‍♂️

Email Rob Gayden (dsc@morgan-motor.co.uk) and he should be able to help.

PeteS, Let us all know how that goes.....

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