drtimwright

Front control arm rear bushes

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Hey everyone,

My car just got a warrant with this note:

"Front control arm rear brushes soft need replacing soon"

Before I order them, can someone please double check I'm buying the right part:

https://runautoparts.com.au/holder-control-arm-mounting-300-610-0001

I'll probably buy the bracket too unless there is another option that I can put in without a fancy bit of equipment. Wouldn't mind going Polyurethane but will depend if I can find them!

Tim

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4 hours ago, WYZEUP said:

Cheers @WYZEUP - I was contemplating polyeurethene because they seem (from youtube videos) to be easier to install (in that I don't need a press - only a hacksaw and a multi tool to remove the old bushes). But I'll see if there are easier ways to install the bushes too :)

Tim

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The E36 M3/Z3M rubber bushings (OEM# 31129069035) are a nice halfway spot between OEM and Poly.  I use a large vice to press the bushing in and have a large tapered bearing race as a spacer to press the bushing through the housing the  5mm or so needed to set it up.

Z3 M OEM#31129069035.jpg

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I have some new OEM E36 bushes already pressed in the E36 lollipop arms if your interested ? Pm me

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13 minutes ago, APT said:

I have some new OEM E36 bushes already pressed in the E36 lollipop arms if your interested ? Pm me

Cheers - I have sent you a PM. Have also bought a set from trademe (one of the ones linked by @WYZEUP) but it'd be good to have a fallback in case I can't install those ones.

Tim

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Just a hint for when you go to fit the new bushes, the mounting point on the control arm will be caked with many years of dirt and debris, I clean them down with fine sandpaper to get them nice and clean, and a lot smoother. This makes installation a lot easier. You could probably use a wire brush or something similar as well.

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Getting the old bushing out can be a bit of a chore but drill out the rubber surrounds first and then use a hack saw to cut the shell from the inside then you can just hahammer them out. 

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