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D bushes replaced.

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by VS_Pete, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. VS_Pete

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    The rubber D bushes on the front sway bar lasted 8Mths.
    Replaced with Nolathane ones.
    Why is it so??????
     
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    8 months ? Where did you get those bushes, I fitted some from Holden about 6 years ago and they're still good.
    How did they fail?
     
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    Pete maybe the extra stain from the different bars caused them to wear out quicker, were they quality bush's etc when bars replaced
     
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    The stock ones for the Sportwagon is 24MM for the front.
    Now 26MM so I thing you are right.
    See how there go.
     
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    Don`t know
     
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    I mean did they crack, compress, melt, catch fire...
     
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    crack split I`ll take some pics.
    I only got half of one and don`t know which side.
    Was having a service.
    Didn`t get to ask the Tech as he was having abit of trouble bleeding the radiator VE can be a pain sometimes so I got out of the way.
    The kit was on special so who knows maybe I got shit ones.
     
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    If they weren't lubed correctly with grease provided, then yeh i can see it happening

    Also gotta have correct size.

    I used digital calipers on mine
     
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    The bit they gave me is dry as a bone they may have degreased it I don`t know.
    It has 26 stamped on it and the site got 26MM bar.
    The new ones are 26MM.
    The report got road tested all ok.
     
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    Do you drive on lots of rough roads, dirt roads with big holes?
    They could have just been overtightened when fitted.
     
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    Doubt overtightened as if did that, probably shear the bolt off the subframe as is a ridiculous low torque setting, so low that its just a tighty tighty by hand setting and bracket sits on top of bush.

    Like 20-22nm


    Glad its sorted now though
    Only thing i can think of is lack of the grease
    Its pretty straight forward, take out old, clean up area, smother area of grease, grease bush also, install with the bush with gap facing forward

    Tighten by hand the bolts and done.

    Prick of a job though, right tools and dont even need to drop the subframe
     
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    See attachment
    Red Sway bar on K-Frame, D Bush bracket holding it
    Impossible for a rattle gun, can over tighten and destroy bolts but wont crush or damage bush

    Not even with a can of mother, an apprentice and a hangover as simply when installed on car, no access for a rattler
     

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    Looks very clean, i reckon no grease.

    Did you install or workshop?
     
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    good to see all fixed, the grease may be a factor, I know when I do the bush's on mine usually cant see them for the grease (overstatement) could be a dud too, that happens, now you have too find new mechanic, you probably had a good repour with the old one
     
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