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Xan*ia susp bush

Post by BX Bandit » Sun Oct 22, 2006 3:04 pm

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Sorry guys...I know a few of us have a Xantia. I have replaced the lower arm bushes (front and rear) but have a problem with one of the rear bushes. Its the one that fits onto the shaft on the rear of the arm. The bush is turning on the shaft. I understood that these bushes have to pressed onto the shaft and cut off to remove them. i.e. interference fit. I'm on my second bush and that too is not a tight fit.
Can anyone confirm if these bushes are supposed to be pressed on to result in a tight fit??
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Re: Xan*ia susp bush

Post by bernie » Sun Oct 22, 2006 3:08 pm

BX Bandit wrote::oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:
Sorry guys...I know a few of us have a Xantia. I have replaced the lower arm bushes (front and rear) but have a problem with one of the rear bushes. Its the one that fits onto the shaft on the rear of the arm. The bush is turning on the shaft. I understood that these bushes have to pressed onto the shaft and cut off to remove them. i.e. interference fit. I'm on my second bush and that too is not a tight fit.
Can anyone confirm if these bushes are supposed to be pressed on to result in a tight fit??
Yes, a very tight interference fit.
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Post by BX Bandit » Sun Oct 22, 2006 3:14 pm

Thanks Bernie, thats what I thought. I just thought it odd that 2 bushes have been loose. Maybe GSF have had a bad batch - it just results in more running around/time wasted etc. I'll buy 50 and take the best one I think :evil:
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Post by bernie » Sun Oct 22, 2006 3:25 pm

You could always try 'knurling' or centre popping or welding lines on the spigot. :roll:


Failing that it's a new/sh lower arm :cry:
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Sun Oct 22, 2006 3:39 pm

The ones i did were very tight, they were wrongly packed too, both left hand sides :( To fit them I pushed them on using a big vice, the old ones had to be cut off with a grinder.
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Post by BX Bandit » Sun Oct 22, 2006 4:42 pm

Yep, I had to grind mine off too after burning all the rubber off - filthy job and not too good for the lungs either.

I tried tapping the ends of the bush in but I couldn't get enough clout to make a significant difference - the rubber just absorbed all the impact. Then i tried putting a couple of weld tacks on the end but even with a lowish current setting the rubber has not done very well out of it :? Anyway theres 3mm of bush and 12ish mm of shaft so to weld it soundly the rubber will just choke me to death!!!
The other alternative as you said Bernie is to knurl/centre punch the shaft which will be my last resort as I suspect I'll be able to get one to fit properly - maybe GSF had a poor batch in. They're a good bunch of Guys in Cardiff so they'll help me out (it'snot the first time I've come to question the quality of some parts they supply tho' :( )
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Post by docchevron » Mon Oct 23, 2006 1:46 am

GSF have had a few returns of these bushes in Bristol lately, I know this cos I habg out at the garage thats been sending them back!

I've never failed to get an old bush off with nothing more than a vice, a cold chisel and a F$$$$ng big hammer!
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Post by BX Bandit » Mon Oct 23, 2006 5:34 pm

Thats interesting that Bristol has had the same probs - must be bad batch. Its just a pain in the a*se cos I can't take the car off the road for any length of time so if the replacement is no good, I have to put it all back together and get a new one.

Cardiff ordered 5 today so I'm hoping I'll strike gold with one of them. I'm beggining to get dissatisfied with this company, I've had various incorrect/poor fit/poor quality parts...has anyone used Auto-Equip in Glasgow??
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2003 Audi A6 2.5 TDi
1960 Morris Minor Clarondon Grey
1971 Triumph 2000 Auto Valencia Blue