60% Retired and
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: United Kingdom
Re: 166 Rear wishbone bushes
I have some reservations about Powerflex bushes in this application, although I have not actually seen what they offer.
When I needed to fix mine the Powerflex option was not available.
The problem I had was that the rubber bit that surrounds the ball joint had started to perish. The actual ball joint was OK and the front bush was also fine.
The normal solution for this is to replace the complete arm. However, I sorted mine by re-moulding the ball join into its outer sleeve using some two pack urethane rubber.
The chemicals are about £50 (enough for about 10 bushes) and you need to make a mould on a lathe. Drawings, info. and pictures are available for anyone interested.