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what to do about a sleeve for poly install by boostme
Started on: 04-13-2014 03:28 PM
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Report this Post04-13-2014 03:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for boostmeSend a Private Message to boostmeEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Howdy all

What can I do about a new sleeve for the poly install on the control arms? I am having no luck burning out the remaining rubber. I do not have the time or the work area really to spend the time burning these. I am working in an apartment parking lot.
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Report this Post04-13-2014 05:52 PM Click Here to See the Profile for olejoedadClick Here to Email olejoedadSend a Private Message to olejoedadEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Usually just evenly heat the outside of the bushing sleeve to liquify the rubber bushing surface, then start heating the small end of bushing and they pop out on their own. I've seen them fly 20 feet before. Let it cool, wipe the inside with gas on a rag, maybe hit with a wire brush.
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I agree with olejoedad's method . It doesn't take THAT long. I feel your pain about working in the apartment parking lot, been there done that. The trick is definitely heating the outside of the sleeve. The first couple you do may take a bit to get the hang of but once you get the method down pat its not too bad. I did mine in the driveway sitting on an old milk crate.
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I bought a little$10 BBQ grill and did them in it, then threw it away when I was finished. I used a MAPP gas torch to get them started. Funny thing, that was 14 years ago, and I used that same bottle of MAPP gas today to solder some copper fittings.
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I just drilled around the inner sleeve and they peeled right out.
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Originally posted by tebailey:
I just drilled around the inner sleeve and they peeled right out.

That or heat inner sleeve so rubber will melt then pop out inner sleeve. push/pry out the rest.
But many love burning rubber so they repeat the same myth burning out whole part....

Only OE bushing "glued" to outside sleeve is maybe front cradle.

See my Cave, Bushings and rest of Suspension section.

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A hole saw on a drill, then a wire wheel on a drill, if you dont want to burn the rubber.


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If you burned them out and have rubber in there still... Do what Joe said...
If you are still working on them, build one of these and you get them out clean... http://www.fiero.nl/forum/F...L/094633-3.html#p105

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