Control Arms Bushings R&R
ldc007usa at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 11 08:50:53 PDT 2008
Thanks for the offer Louis, but the answer will be no; I'm quite far from Montreal.
I reside in Miami, Fl.
Thanks again, anyway.
Tom's input is quite useful, and will look into that. I already inquired at Advance Discount AP for the ball joint press tool and they lend it for a refundable deposit of $140 plus tax.
Although, I must admit, I'm inclined to fab the same tool as Huw's since I currently own 2 VW QSWs.
I can also relate to Huw's degree of Lazyness; but in my case it had more to do with economics.
I bought a set of 2 new control arms, which come with new bushings, from AutohausAZ.com for some $64 dollars each. The local machine shop wanted about "between $15 to $20" per control arm to have the bushings R&R; add to that the cost of about $6 per bushing and I could have ended up paying as much as $52 per control arm. Forget about it, I told them.
The other QSW, however, although does not quite need new bushings right now, I'm thinking of R&R them since I'm replacing just about everything in the front suspension; tie rod ends, ball joints, wheel bearing (already done), new brake pads and rotors and freshly rebuilt 1/4 drive-shafts-clutch job just 5K miles ago with new seals and everything.
--- On Mon, 8/4/08, Andrée-Anne Bourgeois <laraa at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> From: Andrée-Anne Bourgeois <laraa at sympatico.ca>
> Subject: RE : Control Arms Bushings R&R
> To: ldc007usa at yahoo.com
> Date: Monday, August 4, 2008, 10:28 PM
> Hi Louis,
> Are you near Montreal PQ ? I have a giant c-clamp, one for
> truck ball joint,
> that could help you a lot in this task. I bought it for
> steel bushing
> replacement on a Saab, but it would work very well on an
> Audi too...
> 1983 urQuattro
> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : quattro-bounces at audifans.com
> [mailto:quattro-bounces at audifans.com] De
> la part de L DC
> Envoyé : 4 août, 2008 21:46
> À : Huw Powell
> Cc : quattro at audifans.com
> Objet : Control Arms Bushings R&R
> Hi Huw,
> I was browsing through your website the other day and came
> across your
> home-made tool for removing control arm bushings for Audi
> 4000Q/ VW QSWs, JT
> engine code cars.
> Does such tool also works for pressing in new bushings?
> Thanks in advance.
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