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#1 User is offline   eldoodarino 

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 10:11 AM

Thought i just post up a little piccy, as iv'e recently done bushes on a couple of cars..including vas' fiesta...both of which had seemingly passed an MOT ...lol

as you can see from this picture, the bush is completly knackered and has not only degraded but seperated from it's own casing...

when on the car the wear is a lot less obvious and you can only see a 'crack line' of seperation of the bush....and doesn't look too bad, hence it not failing...

when removed from the car, after a bit of wiggling around, its soon pretty obvious how bad the wear is....

SO... if you see any hairline cracking around the bush casing, get them changed... it makes a world of difference to the way the car feels and drives... :good: :good:

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 07:10 AM

Yes I think my Puma was mot tested by a child who was blindfolded.....
First car, 1.0 106 (slow), 2nd VW 1.4 Polo (slower), 3rd Fiat Punto (brand new but 'stolen'), 4th Saxo VTS (chavvy), 5th Subaru Impreza Turbo (expensive - 16mpg), 6th Fiat Bravo HGT (rubbish), 7th Ford Mondeo (boring), 8th Ford Focus (average) and finally Ford Puma - have I finally found my ideal car?!

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 08:05 AM

Just done rear Beam bushes on 12yr old car - similar story. Cannot believe the car got MOT previous last couple of years...

Car is totally transformed..! Get them done - the rewards are huge.

Got Bushes from Fiesta Centre (in Norfolk) - cheaper (better) alternative to Powerflex and not quite as stiff...

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 07:29 PM

ive just bought a pair of rear beam bushes gaz going on what you said...

eldude, im calling upon your wisdom: poly bushes only fit oe ford wishbones correct?
if so, how do i tell if my puma has ford wishbones?
do the new bushes have to be pressed into the arms?

sorry for all the questions...
help much appreciated :)

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 09:22 PM

Hi mate the ford wishbones have FORD stamped on them :)



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Posted 19 July 2010 - 09:28 PM

View Postluke, on 19 July 2010 - 07:29 PM, said:

ive just bought a pair of rear beam bushes gaz going on what you said...

eldude, im calling upon your wisdom: poly bushes only fit oe ford wishbones correct?
if so, how do i tell if my puma has ford wishbones?
do the new bushes have to be pressed into the arms?

sorry for all the questions...
help much appreciated :)


yep, you need a press mate...

To fit a rear beam bush is a whole different story...you need a specific kit or take off the rear beam and stand it in a press.... big job!.. :huh:

PM me if you want them fitting... B)

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 10:29 PM

wtf my reply was for another forum :(



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Posted 20 July 2010 - 06:17 AM

press to get old ones out or new ones in?
even if theyre poly bushes?
and poly bushes dont need pressing in the rear beam do they?

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 06:33 AM

View Postluke, on 20 July 2010 - 06:17 AM, said:

and poly bushes dont need pressing in the rear beam do they?


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Posted 20 July 2010 - 03:08 PM

so
rear beam bushes: destroy to get out, insert new poly bushes easliy?
rear wishbone bushes: destroy to get out, press poly ones in?
front wishbone bushes: as above?

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 04:18 PM

You need a 60mm bit of pipe etc to press put / in the front wish bone rear bushes.
I did a set yesterday ;)
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Posted 20 July 2010 - 04:27 PM

right oh, same for poly bushes then lookin at the pic.
you know anything about the front bushes?
i take it they're pressed in arent they?

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 05:21 PM

did you do them in a vice dogsbody? also what bolts did you use for the ball joint?

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 05:24 PM

Nuts and bolts come with the ball joints.
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Posted 20 July 2010 - 05:25 PM

ford items? usually they are rivetted on :S

got a p/n?

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 05:26 PM

Like this, but I used Febi Bilstein on mine:
http://www.doormirro...-BRAND-NEW.html

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 05:29 PM

cool i take it the holes all match up with existing rivet holes on Ford arms?

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 08:00 PM

They did on mine. These are the ones I fitted:
http://www.expressca...oductdetail.php
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Posted 20 July 2010 - 08:09 PM

thanks for the link, i started this tonight lol

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 07:17 AM

View PostScubaSteve, on 20 July 2010 - 05:21 PM, said:

did you do them in a vice dogsbody? also what bolts did you use for the ball joint?

No I used a 5 ton press ;)
The bolts are 10.8 Tensile rating metric fine, which came with the ball joints.
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