At EACeuroparts we rent out the bushing tool. Instead of replacing your bushings with OEM units that will just leak their fluid again, install new HD Meyle bushings. They are an optimized full rubber mount with a larger bonding surface.
rented the 'tool' last week from John, and had my indy replace the bushings. I just don't have the time / area to complete this job. Clunk is gone, and no squeaking from sliding cargo tray any more. Feels very solid again. BTW, check your transmission mounts as well - while you;re there.
John - I shipped it back Friday afternoon, so you should see it soon, if not already. Thanks again :thumbup:
Typing /subframe F3 in the bestlinks nets this, which may be useful:
- How to make your own BMW subframe & differential bushings tool (1)
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- How to do a complete overhaul of your E39 rear suspension (0) (1) (2) (3) (4) or just the rear subframe axle bushings (1) (2) or the rear upper control arm (1) or the rear shocks (1) & springs (1) & cv boots (1) & M5 sway bars (1) (2) with special tools for rear ball joint removal (1) & where to buy a rear ball joint press (1) (2)
This tool set allows for on-car installation AND removal of the rear subframe–to-body bushings. The ability to perform this procedure on the car saves hours of labor and avoids significant disassembly of suspension and driveline components. Application Make: BMW Application Detail: BMW 5-series...
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