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Old 08-04-2003, 08:57 AM
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EricSilver EricSilver is offline
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Hi Larry,

Thanks for the scoop. My only issue is that I have no means of raising the car beyond the height of my jackstands, so I am limited in terms of space.

Even with the bolt cut off, my biggest problem is removing the bushings. They are in really tight. Twisting out the bottom one should not be too big a hassle, but the top will because I cannot get any leverage. Perhaps I can do it by very carefully measuring the clearance between the top of the bushing and the pre-cat above it, and then very gently lowering the car onto a length of hollow pipe that will push the bushing up and out enough for it to be pulled out by hand.

I am hoping that the new bushing and bolt can then be more readily angled and tapped in from above.
2001 E430 4matic
122,xxx miles
Black/Charcoal Interior

Gone but not Forgotten:
1995 E320, 252,xxx miles, Black/Grey
1989 260E, 223,00 miles, Black/Black
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