[T3] Inner lower bushing dimensions?
jacobjwener at gmail.com
Thu Sep 3 07:23:02 PDT 2020
Here’s how they are supposed to look.
Mine were about as shot as yours.
Sent from my iPhone
> On Sep 3, 2020, at 9:09 AM, Jim Adney <jadney at vwtype3.org> wrote:
> On 2 Sep 2020 at 16:24, Max Welton wrote:
>> Are you sure about this?
> Well, pretty sure. I've never seen one worn so much that I could see the
> perforated steel ring inside, but this must be the part. It's possible that the
> part in your photo is the remains of a lower arm seal. The thrust ring is
> covered in dark silver grey hard plastic. The lower seal is covered in black
>> Bentley describes a "thrust ring" but doesn't have a picture of the part. I
>> was using the large orings to control lateral movement of the upper links.
> See Bentley, ch. 7, pg. 21, Fig.8-16. That's the thrust ring for the upper
> arms. I believe that's what your part looked like before the plastic all wore
>> And this particular part (thought covered with powder-coating) shows no
>> signs of the wear you describe.
>> I have a pair of 311405129A "seals" on the way from ISP.
> There appears to be a typo in my parts book, so I'm going to have to make
> some assumptions to correct it.
> Upper O-ring seal: 311 405 129 A. I think I said earlier that the O-ring went
> on the bottom; that was wrong.
> The seal for the lower arms: My parts book shows that as 131 405 129 for
> '65-on, no A version. This appears to be a typo. The correct number must be
> either 131 405 179 or 311 405 179. I don't have any way to tell what is
> correct. (None of these numbers shows up in my1989 price list.)
> Thrust ring for upper arms: 311 401 317 (44.15 mm dia) or 311 401 317 A
> (44.35 mm dia.)
> Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
> Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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