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Posted: 28 September 2008 at 23:19 | IP Logged Quote Black Beauty

Saturday morning having read Chris155's GTA/Q2 thread for the 10th time I had decided to remove the sub frame of my car in order to replace the front arb bushes coz the front end was gone very rattley of late.

Due to problems with the front bolts of the flexi-down pipe I abondened that idea & had a cuppa.

Rather than giving up I decided to try a different approach, one perhaps tried by others in the past.

I noticed that the arb could move from left to right & visa versa by 1/4" so I decided to try stop that movement.

I locked a prise bar against the arb & tapped the drivers side arb collar in towards the engine, the collar split in two & fell off.

pic of broken collar:



if you look you'll notice there is a fresh break & an old break. The old break, imo, is what allowed the collar to become loose & therefore allow the arb to shift from side to side.

I fitted 2 30mm jubilee clips, one either side, outside the arb bushes. It was a tight fit using a small 1/4" drive rachet, short extension & 7mm to tighten the jubliee clip... thank go i've small hands

RESULT: front end is no longer rattley.

Now i notice a few rattles from the back, guess i'll be doing the same to the back too.




Edited by Black Beauty on 16 January 2009 at 19:51
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Posted: 29 September 2008 at 00:07 | IP Logged Quote da tony b

good tip

now just to work out how to prevent vcr from giving you a beating

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Posted: 29 September 2008 at 01:28 | IP Logged Quote Chris155

Congratulations on a bodge well done.
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Posted: 29 September 2008 at 07:30 | IP Logged Quote pascs

Chris155 wrote:
Congratulations on a bodge well done.




A 100 times easier than removing the ARB though

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pascs wrote:
Chris155 wrote:
Congratulations on a bodge well done.




A 100 times easier than removing the ARB though


Thanks Chris.

Much easier Pasc's
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Posted: 03 October 2008 at 00:34 | IP Logged Quote Black Beauty

this evening i looked at the rear ARB collars.

the rear arb was able to flaot about for 1/4". Similarly one of its collars had cracked at one side, similar to the picture above, so i placed a jubliee clip over it, gentley tightened it & tapped it back along the arb ... then when in postion against the bush & fully tightened the jubilee clip.

Now Alfenia's suspension is as quite as that of a BMW

Edited by Black Beauty on 03 October 2008 at 00:35
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