...Sooo..B&R in Layton always has done good work for me in the past...but I've chasing down a rattle in the rear of the car lately without success. This morning I pulled into a steepish driveway diagonally and THUNK. The bolt connecting the bottom of the strut together with the sway bar end link and control arm is GONE, strut hanging there. I'm pretty sure B&R was the last ones to touch the suspension but I could be wrong. I'm not sure that they would need to loosen that bolt. Adjustable control arm's seem to have a lock nut that isn't very tight either.
I guess that's why the rear has been bump steering out slightly lately. Between that and the fuel pump in the Passat last week, the hole in the gas tank of the MK3 and needing to part the MK1 and get the red MK1 more reliable I'm completely up to my neck. Having any sort of good initial plan with these cars would have been a good idea.