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Is there a readily available tool for removing/fitting the rear front wishbone bush?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Bad Sir Culation, Jan 23, 2014.

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    I have one somewhere that was for the RTABs on an E46 BMW that I could try but think it will be too big. Just thought I'd see if there's anything for this job that anyone knows of, or if I am going to have to resort to using a garage.
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    Hydraulic press and a couple of drifts normally. You could take the arm off and go and ask a local garage nicely.

    Failing that it's possible with a large vice and some big sockets, or old wheel bearing shells.
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    Well I don't have a vice, but I do have a large surface I can G-clamp stuff to and I could then modify my existing bush tool with a socket I reckon?

    I just didn't want to risk damage to the bushes. I gather best way would be a socket that's the same size as the bush and can therefore push on the metal part around the outside?

    What size are the rear bushes on the front wishbone?
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    Yes that's it, socket same as outside. Best off buying the bushes then trying to find something the right diameter.
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    could be wrong here!!
    but if its om bushes you are fitting they fit in a certain direction, iirc they have slots or holes in them.

    mark
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    No, using the Lemforder TT type solid rubber bushes.
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    I have recently done these on my S3 and my Dad's TT. We placed the bushes in the freezer over night then used a large bench vice to push then in, then a drift to tap them in the final little bit. We used some ply wood off cuts to protect the bushes from the jaws of the vice. (a bit of scafold pole helps too)
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