[200q20v] Subframe bushing removal tip
dak at rochester.rr.com
Tue Nov 20 15:58:06 EST 2001
Yup, I've used a similar approach with a drill and hacksaw blade. Not as
nasty for the enviroment either.
Arun Rao wrote:
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>Fellow type 44 owners,
>I'm in the process of rebuilding my front end and I just discovered a simple way of removing the bushings:
>1. Get a propane torch ($11.86 at Home Depot).
>2. Set the bushings on fire -- from both sides. (Doesn't take much doing, esp. with the oil they're covered with).
>3. Wait for the central core to fall out.
>4. Pry the outer sleeve out with a screwdriver.
>I did the rear ones the hard way, but the procedure should work on those, too.
>*Lots* of smoke, though -- be sure and do it outdoors!
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