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Re: Subframe bushings - a do it yourself project? (archive)

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Posted by scott haynes on August 23, 1999 at 10:15:42:

In Reply to: Subframe bushings - a do it yourself project? posted by demet on August 23, 1999 at 09:40:42:

Here is a response about the 02 front bushings, I assuming that the 02 is similar to the e28.

I assume we are talking about the front sub frame bushings. Easy! First put
the new bushings in a plastic bag with Armorall or something similar and let
them soak overnight. This will make it easier to install. Then get the old
ones out by using a propane torch, just burn them out. Clean the subframe
and maybe even put on some new shiny black paint. Then visit your local Home
Depot. Purchase a long 1/2" bolt, about 8" or so long. Also get a couple of
large fender washers and a nut to fit.Then all you need to do is line up the
bushing where it is supposed to go. Pull the bolt through the bushing with
one washer at each end, tighten the nut on the bolt and the washers will
pull the bushing into it's place. Have fun!

Good Luck,
Scott



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