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Old 03-22-2013, 07:34 AM
pshovest pshovest is offline
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OK, I forgot you run a shop, the economics are a little different then with DIYer's. I can afford to spend 2 weeks, part time making a tool I'll only use once. I was able to remove the old bushings without any lube. The tearing sound was a little unnerving, but bushings/mounts come out in one piece. Noise seemed to be the assembly lube/adhesive breaking loose. You'll need the P80 assembly lube to reinstall. It's available on ebay and is a water based material that seems to setsup and dry like latex paint. While wet it's a lubricant and then dries like paint to help hold bushings in place. Starting bushing/mounts on reassembly was not an issue, nor was installation effort very high. I would resist the urge to use any oil based lube during removal, it will have to be completely for the P80 to work.
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