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Old 07-02-2007, 12:35 PM   #1
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Need some advice on bushings

Does anyone have some advice on how to press the bushings into control arms themselves. any input is welcome. Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-02-2007, 12:52 PM   #2
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are you talking about the front control arm "lollipops" ? If you are, I pressed mine in with a bench vise. I was installing polyurethane LCABs though.....

If you're talking about the rear trailing arm bushings, I used the BMW tool while "visiting" someone at the dealership....
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Old 07-02-2007, 01:18 PM   #3
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Its the front control arm lol "lollipops". but i tried pressing them in with both a bench vice and a larger press n no dice. I'm starting to think i should seriously heat them up n try that. This is the only thing stopping me from fixing my car right now
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Old 07-02-2007, 02:01 PM   #4
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heating up the lollipop should do it for you. Are you replacing with OEM bushings?
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Old 07-02-2007, 02:09 PM   #5
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no they're Meyle bushings so they're supposedly supposed to exceed oem quality but we'll see
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