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Thanks for the trick. (archive)

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Posted by demet on August 23, 1999 at 12:40:49:

In Reply to: Re: Subframe bushings - a do it yourself project? posted by scott haynes on August 23, 1999 at 10:15:42:

Thanks for the marinating trick! I was refering to the rear subframe bushings, at least in my mind anyway, but I'm sure that the rears are similar.
The idea of applying heat in the direct vicinity of the fuel lines and tank creates some serious reservations and major repair impairment. Murphy and a huge fire ball rising out of my garage come to mind.

87 528e

: 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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