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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-02-2019, 12:35 AM Thread Starter
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Does lower front wishbone bushing have grease?

Does anyone know if there is grease inside the lower front wishbone bushing? Or is it just all rubber?

This is the one I am talking about: https://classicalfa.com/su042-bottom-wishbone-bush/

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Just rubber.

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Thanks. Read in a post somewhere that it had grease, but was pretty sure that was incorrect.

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it really is a bearing, not a rubber bushing
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What I am really trying to figure out is this bushing would be toast if it got heated to 500 degrees F. If it is a bearing witch grease in it, guessing that would melt out the grease?

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I'm guessing you want to powder coat the lower control arms (high temp). You definitely want to remove the bushings. Over time for whatever reason the caps covering the bushings are often times removed/or fall out. Moisture gets inside and corrodes the shaft (usually the rears) so grease is applied on the shaft and the face of the bushing with the cap reinstalled). -John

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I wouldn't worry about the grease, the rubber would be toast at 500F!

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Yeah the issue is it looks like the PO did get the arms powder coated with the new bushings in there. I can tell by the plastic covers on them are warped a little. But the bushings themselves seem OK when I put force on them, but I can’t really put a car’s worth of force on them on the bench so who really knows.

For $60 I should just replace them I suppose. Just a bummer as they are new and have never been on the car.

Thanks for the input.

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