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Springpans - again

Hi can somebody confirm that BOTH bushes in the rear springpan (V6) are spherical bearing types ie usually have rubber seals retained by springclips, and NOT metalastic ie rubber fused to metal?
I can't get under mine until Weekend to check.

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As ar as I know they should be rose joints (as you are describing?) on V6s and later TSs.
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My 98 TS had rose joints on the outer bush and rubber bushes on the inners.(no idea if they were like that from the factory though, they did look like they had done 60K miles though..) Looking at the pics on ebspares this seems to be the same as the V6 spring pans..

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Although you have a V6, I replaced the spring pan on my twinny a couple of months ago.
Rather than buy new at over 200 I managed to source a second hand one in excellent nick apart from one of the bushes (end towards front of car)

It was not held in by any spring clip but instead was like you say a rose joint rubber and metal cased.
Sorry but it was a bugger to get the old out. I ended up burning the rubber out and dremeling the casing before knocking it out with chisel. Making good the spring pan arm, the new bush did fit in pretty easily with gentle pressure.

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