Its been a long time since I posted here,
A couple of weeks ago I picked up a 2001 facelift D2 with 173,000 miles on the clock. I got the car cheap as it was due a cambelt change and needed a service and the front suspension sorting.
Car is going into a local specialist on Thursday to have all the above fixed then she should drive smoothly with no sound from the front suspension.
Only worry for me now is the 5 speed auto box, I can find no record of the box having been replaced or even an oil change, and its in failure terrirtory.
I'll post a few pictures shortly.