How to Fit Polybush

All Polybush products are designed for durability and refinement. That goes without saying. They're also cleverly designed to be easy to fit, and you won't need any special tools. Follow the guidelines below, and it will be a very long while before you need to look at your bushes again.

 

PREPARATION: Refer to the Workshop Manual for your vehicle for instructions on dismantling and reassembly. The guidelines which follow only relate to fitting Polybushes.
Apply penetrating oil to nuts and bolts 24 hours before starting. Obtain all parts and equipment needed, including new nuts and bolts (if rusted in, the old ones may be damaged during removal).
Having removed the old bushes (refer to your Workshop Manual), thoroughly clean their mountings. Remove all rust, scale, oil and grease as these will reduce the life of the new bush.
Check components for wear. Remember - if a bush is loose when fitted, it will wear out fast, and wear the component also. BEWARE of fitting any make of bush which recommends using oil or grease to assemble!
Use only soapy water, or tyre soap to insert Polybush bushes. This will dry and the bush will be a tight fit, ensuring long, trouble-free life. Your components are protected too!
Some Polybushes can be fitted by hand. Examples include anti-roll bar bushes and two-part bushes.
Others will need a push to pop them into place. You can use a vice or a 'G' clamp. The DIY "one-hand" clamps are excellent. Use plenty of soapy water.
Ditto the tube. Cotton reel bushes are easy, but with two-part bushes you need to make sure the tube doesn't push the far half out.
If you're really struggling - a long bolt, nut and two large washers can be used to wind the bush into place.
Never cut the bush to attempt to make it easier to fit. It will weaken the bush and make it likely to fail quickly.
 

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