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bargain bx bits

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hi all just to let u know i have been shopping around for bits for my bx and have found the following which i thought were very reasonable, bx front wishbone/suspension arm c/w bushes approx £35 per side new frOm euro car parts wembley, also rear suspension arm rebuild kit Q&H from camberley auto factors (cafco) staines £32 per side (order only not stock item) tho they dont list this kit for a bx only c15van, same kit, guess you would pay double this elsewhere, maybe worth a call
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Hello Rutter, whereabouts are you 'near Heathrow Airport?' I'm quite well aquainted with that Ashford Middex/Hounslow zone!
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i wouldnt go near E*C*P especially there suspension components with rubber bits in/on,

a couple of years ago i bought a pair of front wishbones for a customers Volvo V70,
the bush's did not last a year before they broke up,
i have also had an OE fitment Bosch lambda sensor from them( or at least it was packaged as Bosch ) which failed the MOT re/test ( suspect as fake )

so i wont use them anymore

i feel they are squeezing there buying in price down so much there supplier produces sub slandered parts

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Sub slandered eh? :-)

I have also heard that the price is low for a reason, though the Green Tiger had cheap wishbones fitted some 40,000 miles ago and they still seem ok. I think I'd opt for OE if I had to do them again though.

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Dollywobbler wrote:Sub slandered eh? :-)
whoooops touch of mixy me toseeeees,
Dollywobbler wrote: I have also heard that the price is low for a reason, though the Green Tiger had cheap wishbones fitted some 40,000 miles ago and they still seem ok. I think I'd opt for OE if I had to do them again though.
there's cheap and there's cheap though Ian

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Cheaper still is to buy just the bushes and press them in. Bit more of a faff but easy enough once you've done it once.
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Kev R wrote
Cheaper still is to buy just the bushes and press them in.
I did this - burnt out the old ones, which produced a pleasant black plume of smoke like burning tyres - but pressing them in you have to get them well lubed and exactly straight or they won't budge. One I managed alone with the vice and various sockets. The other felt the force of a five ton press down the local scrappy and gave up the fight and went in. Yes 'faff' is the word Kev but pride was mine especially when I showed them to the old grumpy mechanic down the road who said it was 'impossible' to DIY the bushes. Another reason to praise the internet : information for all and egg on the face of grumpy old mechanics and their 'wisdom!'
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Or a threaded rod through the bushes to draw them into position...I've done this before although not (yet!) on a BX.
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i use a ford cortina void bush tool to get these out and back in,

you do have to peen the mushroom bush lip up so the tool can st straight on the arm though

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