Lollipop Front wishbones rear bushes

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Lollipop Front wishbones rear bushes

Post by mt200ish » 27 Jan 2016, 17:57

Today had to change my lollipop bushes as put oem bushes in 3 years ago and 1 has failed because keep going up kerb to park near my house,
So have done this a few times and found that getting them hot is my chosen method.
If you do a lot of this a blow lamp is a handy tool getting brake pipe connections is a hell of a lot easier if you get them hot to start with rather than rounding the pipe connector.
To choose a blow lamp I have a plumbing 1 that is not the cheapest as you can get different colour bottles that connect to it this is for different heat.The cheaper ones have a lot less control of the flame so heat goes everywhere apart from where you want it.The hottest part of the flame is at the end of the cone so keep this on the lollipop for a while doing both sides.
There is a little bit of rubber in the bush that is on the wishbone as well if you burn enough this will be a lot easier to move it is still hard but with the heat I find it helps a lot.There was not a lot of flames when doing this at the start there was but not a lot had a cup off water as back up but never needed to use it.The lollipop was not so hot I could not touch it and with a lot of twisting it does come off.
The picture was taken when I had nearly finished went inside to get my phone to take pic when I came back the bush was stiff again and could not move it so had to heat it up again kept my hand warm.
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Re: Lollipop Front wishbones rear bushes

Post by Gus247 » 28 Jan 2016, 08:56

nice work bud :)
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Post by Discostew38 » 28 Jan 2016, 12:26

mt200ish wrote:Today had to change my lollipop bushes as put oem bushes in 3 years ago and 1 has failed because keep going up kerb to park near my house,
So have done this a few times and found that getting them hot is my chosen method.
If you do a lot of this a blow lamp is a handy tool getting brake pipe connections is a hell of a lot easier if you get them hot to start with rather than rounding the pipe connector.
To choose a blow lamp I have a plumbing 1 that is not the cheapest as you can get different colour bottles that connect to it this is for different heat.The cheaper ones have a lot less control of the flame so heat goes everywhere apart from where you want it.The hottest part of the flame is at the end of the cone so keep this on the lollipop for a while doing both sides.
There is a little bit of rubber in the bush that is on the wishbone as well if you burn enough this will be a lot easier to move it is still hard but with the heat I find it helps a lot.There was not a lot of flames when doing this at the start there was but not a lot had a cup off water as back up but never needed to use it.The lollipop was not so hot I could not touch it and with a lot of twisting it does come off.
The picture was taken when I had nearly finished went inside to get my phone to take pic when I came back the bush was stiff again and could not move it so had to heat it up again kept my hand warm.
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I'd go along with that as it's the way I've always delt with bushes (drill them or burn them) :thumbup:
Just to add this works with E46 as well but be careful as the E46 bushes are oil filled and hot oil spitting out at you is not nice and it makes a mess
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Re: Lollipop Front wishbones rear bushes

Post by dowot » 28 Jan 2016, 18:57

any tips in getting the bushes out of the lollipops ? .. :)

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Re: Lollipop Front wishbones rear bushes

Post by mt200ish » 28 Jan 2016, 23:04

I did use a press to get them out but they are a second set I had you can drill out enough or burn enough room to get a hacksaw blade in and cut a part of the out casing then do it again in the same place with 2 hacksaw blades in the hacksaw.Then beat it to within a inch of its life.Heating the outside of the lollipop before beating.
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Re: Lollipop Front wishbones rear bushes

Post by dowot » 29 Jan 2016, 14:31

and there i was hoping that there was a magical short cut....... thats exactly how i've done mine , but need to do a mates and dreading it :)

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Re: Lollipop Front wishbones rear bushes

Post by Gus247 » 01 Feb 2016, 08:35

dowot wrote:and there i was hoping that there was a magical short cut.......
If you can find them, Unicorn tears applied liberally around the outside of the bush-casing makes them simply fall out.... but, you can rarely find unicorn tears these days! :))
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Re: Lollipop Front wishbones rear bushes

Post by dowot » 02 Feb 2016, 07:26

Getting tears from a unicorn is easy....... its finding the damn unicorn thats getting harder..

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Re: Lollipop Front wishbones rear bushes

Post by Gus247 » 02 Feb 2016, 07:29

dowot wrote:Getting tears from a unicorn is easy....... its finding the damn unicorn thats getting harder..
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