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Lower Control Arm Bushes
« on: May 06, 2020, 03:25:58 PM »
Just replacing the lower control arm bushes a wondered should I install them dry or put a bit of rubber grease on them and a bit of anti-seize grease on the pin?
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Re: Lower Control Arm Bushes
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2020, 05:10:23 PM »
Gday Peter
I did that when I replaced my lower control arm bushes
as it took some effort to get my old ones out so hopefully
next time I have to replace them it will be easier
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2020, 05:38:31 PM »
I found it helped to use an electric drill with a round wire brush fitted to clean the openings in the lower control arm where the bushes sit.  There was quite a lot of old rubber in lumps in mine, it took a bit with the drill and wire brush to get it all out.

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Re: Lower Control Arm Bushes
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2020, 10:18:37 AM »
Yeah I always use a lil touch of grease. I have some Silicone grease I have used for years, got it for free.

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Re: Lower Control Arm Bushes
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2020, 10:39:52 AM »
Hi,

I clean the insides of the arm and put grease or never seize on the pin to make it easier to remove later on, however I sometimes do and don't put rubber grease on the bushes.

One theory is that the grease on the bush attracts the dirt and dust and it works its way into the arm and lessens the life of the bushes. If I use grease it is a very light smear deep in the arm and not around the shoulder of the bush.

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Re: Lower Control Arm Bushes
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2020, 12:16:28 PM »
No dirt or dust on Mighty Moke, or not for very long...........
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Re: Lower Control Arm Bushes
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2020, 09:18:12 PM »
Thanks for the tips. I’ll grease them. On inspecting the old pins both were stripped about half way down which suggests to me that they were done up with quite a bit of force. Torque is stated at 35 lbs. Is there a problem in compressing the rubbers?
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