From digest.v6.n742 Fri Jun 6 22:17:41 1997
Date: Fri, 6 Jun 1997 09:16:18 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: <E30> re: crossmember bushings
Whenever you lubricate a rubber bushing for installation use a lubricant
which will disappear with a little time. Also one which will not cause the
rubber bushing to degrade with time or use. Lithium grease or Kerosene are
not appropriate. If you wipe the rubber bushing with a clean cloth and
you'll notice that the rubber has degenerated a little bit. Never ever use
silicon spray for this job. Bushings can re-orient themselves or, in extreme
cases, pop out.
Use a dish soap, one of the yellow colored ones (Joy etc). These are totally
soluble in water and do not leave a residue which can cause the rubber to
As far as tools go, try out this site http://www.technictool.com/bmwtools.htm
They have tools applicable for this job and many many others made mention of
in the Digest. Suggest checking this site before asking tool related
Ok, this post is my opinion, no financial interest, environmentally sound,
may or may not conform to Hooke's law, common sense prevails (I hope)
Circle Tire Co.
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