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Old 03-07-2007, 07:46 PM
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So how much trouble am I in?......

Well... Heard some odd noises..a popping noise.... I decieded to check it out... here is what I found....

The Sway bar/parts...........











So what is everyones thoughts??????????????
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Old 03-07-2007, 08:24 PM
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I'm thinking that the worst part will be getting off the old parts. Soak with penetrating fluid.
Putting on the new ones shouldn't take more than a few minutes per side. (not including jacking up the car and removing the tire)

Do both sides (just in case you were thinking of only doing one side)
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Old 03-07-2007, 09:21 PM
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So it's a pretty easy job once old parts are off? That's good to know.........
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Old 03-07-2007, 09:23 PM
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Don't know which car you have but Phil has the link for mine for $25.05



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Old 03-07-2007, 09:36 PM
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I was just looking at that... It will be ordered tonight.......
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Old 03-07-2007, 10:10 PM
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17mm wrench and a pair of vise grips and your good to go. Probably take longer to get the tire off than to change the link.
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Old 03-07-2007, 10:27 PM
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yep. one of the easier jobs.

and it will make a big difference in your stability.

amazing actually.

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Old 03-08-2007, 07:33 AM
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Sawsall and or a torch = 15 min per side
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Old 03-08-2007, 10:10 AM
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Hi, I am in your exact predicament... my car had the same type of old sway bar links on as yours... I have ordered the new type of links (just $8.00 each compared to $26 each for the old type)... Several people from this forum advised me to go for the new, cheaper type, saying that they are perfectly compatible. Mine are on the way, I'll install them tomorrow night.
Perhaps you are still in time to change the order and go for the new type of sway bar links, it will save you almost $40 on one pair (provided, of course, they are compatible with our cars... as of me, I'll find out tomorrow)

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Old 03-11-2007, 12:23 AM
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Update

Just to report back that I changed the sway bar links in my '79 240D and the cheapo links fitted perfectly... also all the popping/clunking/banging/rumbling noise I was experiencing is totally gone... and it is a very easy job to perform...

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