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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: United Kingdom
County: East Sussex
And if I want to grease them do I push the metal top hat out of the bush and apply grease there or the ruber bush out of the casting and apply the grease in this location.
Yes, pop the metal collar out, may find you can push it out with your thumb but don't be surprised if you can't. You'll notice when they're removed the surface of the rubber bushes is covered in 'X' dimples, this is to trap grease inside. Manufacturers are really stingy with the grease and they soon dry out and creak. Make sure you use a rubber friendly grease.
The bolt and collar remain stationary when tightened, the arm and bush move as one about the collar.
The bushes will come out with a lot of effort (I know as I replaced mine) but they're a really tight fit and are not designed to move once in the arm. Other than providing rust protection greasing the bolt is pointless.
Loose - not close, compact, or tight in structure or arrangement
Lose - to part with or come to be without, as through theft, accident, negligence, etc.