From digest.v5.n495 Sun Nov 3 03:51:11 1996
From: Jay Snyder <jsnyder_at_microserve.net>
Date: Sat, 02 Nov 1996 20:04:33 -0500
Subject: <E30> Rear Subframe Bushings -- Thanks for the advice
I'd like to thank all that responded to my question about subframe bushing
I'd also like to thank Ben Greisler of Chilton, who gave me the advice that
all happen -- almost.
He recomended a puller that basically had a treaded rod up through the
removing the bolts from the body), and that pushes against the subframe.
This still wouldn't do it. Someone else recomended cutting the bushings in
two, and then pulling out the peices.
What I finally ended up doing was the following:
- Use the puller described above with a small washer & nut to pull the
of the bushing out -- I couldn't get the whole thing out at once. After
getting it down about 2", use a utility knife to cut the rubber, and then
pull it the rest of the way.
- Using a Sawsall (reciprocating saw), cut a grove into the outer steel
shell of the bushing.
- Squeeze the outer bushing by it's flange with a large pair of channel locks
- Use the above puller with a large washer (with notches for the groves in
the the bushing whole) to pull the other bushing. This is now possible
because it is
now slightly smaller because the the cut in it.
I took pictures of the whole mess, tool and all, and will post these to my
homepage if anyone wants to see them.
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- -- J.
'86 325es (with new subframe bushings -- no more 'Thunk').
'74 2002 (project)