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DaveDreads

aka Philomena Cunk aka Barry Shitpeas
ClioSport Club Member
  172, E46 320D
Need to replace these as they're buggered, might as well polybush them seeing as the old ones are getting binned, question is do I buy the normal purple ones, or the black series for £7 quid extra, is there a difference, are the black series hard as nails and intolerable, does it matter at all?

Thankyou please.

Normal : http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/R...05a0300d57df1dcaac4257b94baf603308fc21&000973

Black : http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/R...30e70debd5370fd1784dc69f29f57f5565ea39&000973
 

JP83

South Central-Oxfordshire
ClioSport Area Rep
Black series will be harder iirc, but how much difference that makes I don't know.

Also try Larkspeed as I've often found their pricing best. There or eBay.
 

DaveDreads

aka Philomena Cunk aka Barry Shitpeas
ClioSport Club Member
  172, E46 320D
ECP is 10 minutes away from my house, for the sake of a few quid i'd rather click and collect it's just easier.

I just wondered if people avoided the black series because they're too hard?
 

Daniel

ClioSport Moderator
  Whichever has fuel
I'd go for as close to standard as possible.

It's not a race car.
 

DaveDreads

aka Philomena Cunk aka Barry Shitpeas
ClioSport Club Member
  172, E46 320D
Everything on the car is polybushed with purple Powerflex, I guess it would make sense to keep them all the same, f*ck standard bushes they're for losers.
 

DaveDreads

aka Philomena Cunk aka Barry Shitpeas
ClioSport Club Member
  172, E46 320D
Really? It's only a couple of bolts and the headlight levelling dohicky, looks pretty straight forward to me, or am I missing something?
 

DaveDreads

aka Philomena Cunk aka Barry Shitpeas
ClioSport Club Member
  172, E46 320D
Luckily I have @HMS Derv Destroyer the mad professor with a fully kitted out garage at his disposal to do the job, I owe that man so much beer it's ridiculous.
 

Gus

ClioSport Moderator
  182Turbo,DCi90
Its one of those jobs that looks easy on the face of it but will end up taking you ages. Getting the old bushes out is a massive pain without a press.
 

DaveDreads

aka Philomena Cunk aka Barry Shitpeas
ClioSport Club Member
  172, E46 320D
What did you have in your rear beam, purple or black?
 

alistairolsen

ClioSport Club Member
Ive got the PMS spherical kit in mine, but had black polys in the front, purple in the dogbone etc. Tried various polybushes in a multitube of cars and tbh theyre never right unless they're static like the dogbone or clio arb ends.
 
Need to replace these as they're buggered, might as well polybush them seeing as the old ones are getting binned, question is do I buy the normal purple ones, or the black series for £7 quid extra, is there a difference, are the black series hard as nails and intolerable, does it matter at all?

Thankyou please.

Normal : http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/R...05a0300d57df1dcaac4257b94baf603308fc21&000973

Black : http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/R...30e70debd5370fd1784dc69f29f57f5565ea39&000973
There is a mot tester near me who has been doing the job for 30 years , he said he gets to see a lot of mk2 clios and has never failed one on rear bushes.
Maybe you should take it to a different garage.
 

DaveDreads

aka Philomena Cunk aka Barry Shitpeas
ClioSport Club Member
  172, E46 320D
Well seeing as the rear tyres are suddenly rubbing on the arches on tight turns, the rear wheels sit at different widths in the arches depending on which way you last turned, I can feel the rear moving about when the car changes direction, plus the fact that the rear beam bushes are utterly mashed up when we looked at them on the lift, i'm going to go with the theory that the rear beam bushes are f*cked.
 
Well seeing as the rear tyres are suddenly rubbing on the arches on tight turns, the rear wheels sit at different widths in the arches depending on which way you last turned, plus the fact that the rear beam bushes are utterly mashed up when we looked at them on the lift, plus I can feel the rear moving about when the car changes direction, i'm going to go with the theory that the rear beam bushes are f*cked.
Well seeing as the rear tyres are suddenly rubbing on the arches on tight turns, the rear wheels sit at different widths in the arches depending on which way you last turned, I can feel the rear moving about when the car changes direction, plus the fact that the rear beam bushes are utterly mashed up when we looked at them on the lift, i'm going to go with the theory that the rear beam bushes are f*cked.
This is what he told me last year maybe 2016 will be the year when more of these start to fail a bit like the water pumps on the 1*2 engine leaking at 10 years old.
 
  A special one.
There really not that hard to remove/fit.

I did mine in the back of my van...

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Once the rubber is removed (i did mine with a sharp chisel

0nce then just cut a groove with a hacksaw, like so.

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Then just hit the metal inner and it will come out.

then you can fit the alloy sleeve, i used loctite to hold it in place.

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The new bushes just push in by hand.

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Done.

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npt

ClioSport Club Member
  BMW 320d- 172 cup
I
There really not that hard to remove/fit.

I did mine in the back of my van...

20130929_180247_zps149d0061.jpg


Once the rubber is removed (i did mine with a sharp chisel

0nce then just cut a groove with a hacksaw, like so.

20130929_182918_zps4a8f458e.jpg


Then just hit the metal inner and it will come out.

then you can fit the alloy sleeve, i used loctite to hold it in place.

20131026_163514_zps782acb89.jpg


20131026_163529_zps7eb8a35d.jpg


The new bushes just push in by hand.

20131026_171446_zps5f8704b3.jpg


658000f9-3ada-4318-a2cb-ccf2924a4e26_zps7fdfa036.jpg


Done.

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Is that beam powder coated or painted?
 

DaveDreads

aka Philomena Cunk aka Barry Shitpeas
ClioSport Club Member
  172, E46 320D
If can get these bought this week, you about at the garage this weekend to fit them? (beer your way)
 

Dr HMS Derv Destroyer

ClioSport Club Member
  MK1DTi/MK2DCI/ASTRA
I'm up the girlfriends dads garage this weekend ( where I did your rear brakes )I'll ask Neil if he's got a ramp free for me Saturday ?

Sunday's a no go as I'm busy with man shed building lol
 

DaveDreads

aka Philomena Cunk aka Barry Shitpeas
ClioSport Club Member
  172, E46 320D
ECP are out of stock of the Purple and the Black series in Cov, Tamworth, Acocks Green and Birmingham (Aston), looks like we're sh*t out of luck for getting it done this weekend, f*ck knows when my next weekend off is.
 

Daniel

ClioSport Moderator
  Whichever has fuel
ECP are out of stock of the Purple and the Black series in Cov, Tamworth, Acocks Green and Birmingham (Aston), looks like we're sh*t out of luck for getting it done this weekend, f*ck knows when my next weekend off is.
Get them from Russ!
 

DaveDreads

aka Philomena Cunk aka Barry Shitpeas
ClioSport Club Member
  172, E46 320D
I sent him a pm yesterday, can't find his company in the traders section.
 

DaveDreads

aka Philomena Cunk aka Barry Shitpeas
ClioSport Club Member
  172, E46 320D
I've checked his site out, i'll be loading up my credit card and buying them from Russ.
 

dann2707

ClioSport Club Member
There really not that hard to remove/fit.

I did mine in the back of my van...

20130929_180247_zps149d0061.jpg


Once the rubber is removed (i did mine with a sharp chisel

0nce then just cut a groove with a hacksaw, like so.

20130929_182918_zps4a8f458e.jpg


Then just hit the metal inner and it will come out.

then you can fit the alloy sleeve, i used loctite to hold it in place.

20131026_163514_zps782acb89.jpg


20131026_163529_zps7eb8a35d.jpg


The new bushes just push in by hand.

20131026_171446_zps5f8704b3.jpg




Done.

20131028_124923_zps5e29d7fa.jpg
Did you notice a difference when fitted buddy?
 

DaveDreads

aka Philomena Cunk aka Barry Shitpeas
ClioSport Club Member
  172, E46 320D
So it turns out my old bushes had indeed seen better days.

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Sadly I forgot to get photos of the new bushes while it was on the lift, so this was the best I could do with it on the ground.

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What a monumental pain in the arse that job was, even with an entire fully equipped garage it still took us 4 hours.

It also took us 2 hours to change the ball joints due to rusty nuts and gunk and stuff, they'd also seen better days.

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Oh and when I say 'we' I mostly mean @HMSDervDestroyer with me helping a little, that man absolutely refuses to be beaten by any car, you're a f*cking legend Ryan.
 
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Daniel

ClioSport Moderator
  Whichever has fuel
He does seem like one of life's good guys. You're very lucky to have him on your doorstep.

I'd have told you to f**k off.
 


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