[T3] Front Upper Shock Bushing

Keith Park topnotch at nycap.rr.com
Mon Oct 10 18:50:55 PDT 2016

THAT I would probably have.


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-----Original Message-----
From: type3-vwtype3.org [mailto:type3-vwtype3.org-bounces at lists.vwtype3.org]
On Behalf Of Sean Bartnik
Sent: Monday, October 10, 2016 8:47 AM
To: type3 at vwtype3.org
Subject: Re: [T3] Front Upper Shock Bushing


To clarify, the rubber grommet is still there.  It was the steel sleeve that
came out with the bolt.



> The rubber bushing is pressed into the eye on the end of the shock 

> and is very hard to remove. It won't just fall out on its own. I 

> spent quite a bit of time trying to find a replacement for a worn out 

> (destroyed) bushing in another car last winter and finally gave up 

> and made something from makeshift parts. Don't know how long that 

> will last, but all my attempts at finding an original were fruitless.


> If you're just talking about the steel sleeve inside, I may have one, 

> but if your rubber was worn enough that the sleeve could fall out, 

> that's not a good sign. It should be VERY tight in there.





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