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E30 Technical Forums; Suspension & Unsprung; If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection bushfell.clubg: Crandall TX. 7 Tips and Tricks for E30 Rear Subframe Removal. More often than not, the inner races of the subframe bushings are rusted and seized in the chassis so you will need a 5/8x11 tap to thread the inner race of the bushing about 3 inches deep.
Thread a matching inch bolt into the bottom of the bushing race to effectively seal bushfell.clubg: Crandall TX. Aug 01, The bushing with the subframe can become stuck, or just the aluminum sleeve if it breaks.
It is easier to replace the bushings with the sub frame still mounted in the car.
In both cases use a 5/8 bolt and thread it into the bushing. It is best to get an associated tap to tap the hole first, rather then trying to force thread using the bolt itself.
Then using a hammer and punch strike the threaded bolt from the bushfell.clubg: Crandall TX. The back end of the E30, including the Drivetrain and the Brakes, are all mounted to one piece of metal known as the Rear bushfell.club subframe is held in place with two bolts, cushioned with rubber bushes.
Over time, these bushes will perish and fail, leaving you with sloppy suspension, four-wheel steering and some very suspicious knocking sounds. To get your driving experience back to how Missing: Crandall TX. I had to replace my subframe bushings on the E30 on a time crunch, so this is how I did it the easy way! Everything I could find said I had to remove the sub Missing: Crandall TX.