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Re: control arm bushings

>Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 15:15:58 -0500
>From: Huw Powell <human@nh.ultranet.com>
>Subject: Re: control arm bushings
>> Wouldn't it be a good idea to heat the control arm in the oven and freeze
>> the bushing in the refrigerator before trying to install it?
>Yeah, if they were both metal.  Shrinking the bushing sounds good, but
>making it very hard and brittle is probably a mistake.  Hope I don't gt
>& dt...
>- --
>Huw Powell

The suggestion to "freeze the bushing" has been taken a little too
literally. C'mon, a bushing becomes "very hard and brittle" from your home
freezer? Not likely unless your freezer operates with liquid-nitrogen
coolant ;-) After all, these bushings do manage to perform OK in typical
winter temps, which often are well below the temp of most home freezer
compartments. It's possible (no btdt here) that stiffening the bushing a
little--as suggested--might aid installation.

Phil Rose		Rochester, NY
'89 100			pjrose@servtech.com