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castor rod bushes

deckadi

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hi guys
told by mechanic my castor rod bushes r gone...he said but still safe to drive?anyone else had them shot?and is it safe?also what cost involved in replacing at mechanic.....? thanx alot....
 

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yeah mate, mine were done about a year ago. yeah it's safe, it's not gonna fall apart, but is really noisy on bumps etc. cost me 35 each I think plus labour
 

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thanks alot mate.....just got to travel 1000ks,,c if was safe....thanks
 

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Just use a piece of pipe the right dimension and a bit of threaded rod and a couple of large washers a bit of detergent to help them slide out and they are not hard to do at all.Castor bushes are the rubber bushes that the front z bar go through and stop the front wheel and strut moving forwards and back.All dud bushes do is make your car more likely to follow lines in the road or run off towards the worn side like a shopping trolley with a dud wheel does (exaggerated example).It not dangerous and its doesnt have to be out far to be considered worn out.
 

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Can you get polyurethane in these without actually going for the $250 castor kit?
 

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superpro should have them (IMO stay away from nolathane, they crack and crumble quickly)
 

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yeah nolothane dont have a good name.

Apparently noltec (nolathane taken over) is good but- time is the biggest teller...any idea on price?
 
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