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The legendary ARB bush fitting tool is now with me for the moment. It's ready for another round. This thing has seen more bush than Hugh Hefner, and it doesn't seem to suffer any kind of performa

http://www.thelotusforums.com/forums/user/6925-pilotsteve/   Steve ^ had trouble inserting the ARB bushes so had this tool made up. He's happy to lend it out for the cost of postage, save you destro

I'd just like to publicly thank PilotSteve for the loan of his ARB insertion 'special tool'. Steve kindly posted it to me this week and I've just finished inserting both of my ARB bushes, which took

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Email hasn't bounced so it must have got through.

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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He was online on Friday. 

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I know that. I have no idea what time it is where he lives. Just letting you all know that the email has got to him.

As Bibs said though, he was here on Friday so still around. :) 

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

Opinions are like armpits. Everyone has them, some just stink more than others.

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Ok! cool! I'm sure he just hasn't checked his PM. Important thing is he's alive!

Vanya Stanisavljevic '91 Esprit SE | '97 XK8

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Alive and kicking:)

Change of ISP and mail server at work have left me without e-mail (and thus notifications) for the last days.
Hopefully it is working now.

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Update: I fitted the bushes last weekend. Didn't even register any load on the gauge. They popped right in without any fuss.

@Jacques PM me your address and I'll mail 'em over!

P.S. I fitted them with the thicker side towards the front of the car, as that's what I could see in the workshop manual. Can someone confirm this is correct (image attached below)? 

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That's how I fitted them on mine - was an utter bstard of a task though and nearly knocked the earth off its axis. Yours must have been made of something utterly different ?

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8 hours ago, Vulcan Grey said:

nooooooo...  that's the hardest part!

Everyone said that - mine slipped in just nicely - ooo err missus.

might have assisted it ever so slightly with a cricket bat !!

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I used a shit ton of lube to get the bushes in, I plan on doing the same with the ARB along with the ratchet straps!

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This is one of the jobs on my list, lots of scare mongering going on here!!!

Has anyone used threaded bar with large washers to press them in, used in conjunction with a tapered front wheel bearing outer race to compress the lip, and plenty of lubricant. 

 

 

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21 minutes ago, Steve V8 said:

This is one of the jobs on my list, lots of scare mongering going on here!!!

Has anyone used threaded bar with large washers to press them in, used in conjunction with a tapered front wheel bearing outer race to compress the lip, and plenty of lubricant. 

 

 

I've read several accounts of people using threaded bar with no issues. Experiences seem to vary with some saying they are a nightmare and others saying it's no biggie, press or no press.

Vanya Stanisavljevic '91 Esprit SE | '97 XK8

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On 2/25/2017 at 04:00, Steve V8 said:

This is one of the jobs on my list, lots of scare mongering going on here!!!

Has anyone used threaded bar with large washers to press them in, used in conjunction with a tapered front wheel bearing outer race to compress the lip, and plenty of lubricant. 

 

 

I did try that but the threaded rod takes up the I.D. of the bushing, and doesn't allow the bushing to squish into the hole in the arm (this is on the earlier cars with all rubber ARB bushing).  The later cars (S4s-V8) have a metal and rubber ARB bushing that is held in the lower wishbone with a snap ring.  Totally different design.  On the later cars, pulling the bushing in with threaded rod would put force on the center metal tube, and could damage the bushing.  You should only press on the outer metal ring while inserting the bushing.

 

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