Just for the record:
At 180k, the rear control arm bushing on the right side was shot.
The other 3 were actually ok for whatever reason, but I replaced them all at once.
Balljoints seem due for replacement around 100k in my region.
Perhaps the roadsalt is a factor.
The control arm itself should not wear out- no moving parts.
Best of luck
Hope I can make it to 307k too!
1986 300E 5-Speed 240k mi.
Last edited by csnow; 09-27-2002 at 09:53 AM.