Join Date: Aug 2002
Query about 166 bushings - yawn, I know!!
My 166 has failed the NCT over a bushing in the rear multilink suspension.
I know the 166 is famous for this issue, having owned and enjoyed several 166's since 2000 I've been there more than once and often payed major €'s for them to be re-done.
My questions are:
a) can anyone recommend or advise on experience with POWERFLEX bushings? They claim to be a permanent fix and a better solution than the rubber bushings available from Alfa Romeo dealers. They sell non-rubber replacements for all bushings (front & rear) for the 166 and I'm tempted.
b) Can these be replaced as a DIY job? I don't have a pit or a lift, but do have a trolley jack (courtesy of Lidl !!) and could raise rear of car etc. I don't know much about taking off and replacing parts on cars, but in these economic times I'm willing to try - so if anyone can advise I'd appreciate it. I have all common tools at hand.
c) If it's not recommended as a DIY job, can anyone recommend a mechanic in the vacinity of county Longford who understands Alfa's and their owners passions etc.? i.e. a mechanic who cares!
Many thanks for reading my woes and I hope someone can help me out :-)