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Hi all. I know there is a couple of threads on bushes running at the moment, but....I have just had my 48k service and have been informed that i have slight wear on my o/s rear spring carrier.
The quote to replace this was around £300. My first question is do you have to replace the spring carrier or can you just do the bushes?
My second question is how much to powerflex the complete rear end(approx).
Also i have no knocking or thumping noises going on at all so how worn can they be??
 
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You could replace all 14 bushes with Powerflex items for less than the price quoted for the spring pan arm.........

Hardest job is removing the old rubber bushes from the various components for which a large press is handy.......I paid close to £200 for the bush set and spent a day stripping and reassembling my rear suspension.

Hard work,but a lot more satisfying than paying someone else a small fortune to do the job...........most folk seemed to want at least £300 to consider taking it on,plus the cost of the bushes!
 

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I'd recommend the powerfles bushes, I have them on my GTV :)
 

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Just spoke to an inderpendent Alfa specialist, (now that i have found him) and he says that the 2002 GTV'S have rosejointed bushes on the rear, although he is not sure if Alfa went back to the old system again.Dose anybody know the answer?
 
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Some,maybe all 3.0 V6's have partially rosejointed rear ends,with TS's using the rubber sandwich type bush in general.

This only covers certain bushes(not a great proportion of the 14 in total found on a GTV)and are not infallible by any means.......all OEM bushes fitted by Alfa tend to be of poor quality.

:eek: Best thing is to press them all into a bin and fit some Powerflex stuff throughout...a bit of time and money brings long term peace of mind!
 
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