I’ve seen recently some grease around the ball joint but I suspect both are very worn. Thats been the case with literally everything else on this car. Nothing I’ve looked at has been good enough to keep. Car had 170k when purchased and almost everything on it looks factory.
So 180k (now) on it I highly doubt that either ball joint or bush are not in need or replacement.
Given that the “heavy duty” Malaysian ones are 50 bucks I am just wondering if they should be at least as good as OEM. In that case it would be worth doing just as a stop gap until the engine swap.
I currently have an axel tramp type issue. Under wide open throttle it shakes severely. It’s smooth at all other times even at 100kph. Its only if the car is accelerating. Every single bush has been changed. New bearings (good japenese in the passenger side unfortunately cheap chinese shit in the drivers side) with no play in them.