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Old 04-20-2017, 02:14 PM   #39661
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Did one this morning before work. Looks good, but bushing was VERY tired.

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Old 04-20-2017, 02:26 PM   #39662
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Did one this morning before work. Looks good, but bushing was VERY tired.
Nice job. What was the hardest part of the job?

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Old 04-20-2017, 02:32 PM   #39663
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Nice job. What was the hardest part of the job?
Came of relatively easily since it was warn
Popped it on with a little dish soap, easy.
The hardest part was, laying on my back getting the holes to line up to start the bolts, and that really wasn't that hard.
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Old 04-20-2017, 02:36 PM   #39664
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Came of relatively easily since it was warn
Popped it on with a little dish soap, easy.
The hardest part was, laying on my back getting the holes to line up to start the bolts. and the really wasn't that hard.
Good to hear, its definitely a DIY in my near future. If only my Meyle HDs came with brackets...
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Old 04-20-2017, 03:49 PM   #39665
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Nice new f22 carbon fiber shift knob to go with my carbon trim.. and a new tri stitch boot



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Old 04-20-2017, 04:00 PM   #39666
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How much was that I like that alot

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Old 04-20-2017, 04:03 PM   #39667
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How much was that I like that alot

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Normally ive seen them around ebay and various sights for 190-200 with the boot and ive been looking for 1 forever but i happened to check a few days ago and some guy parting an f22 listed this one for 115... i couldnt hit buy it now quick enough

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Old 04-20-2017, 04:05 PM   #39668
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Next hing i think im going to do the carbon/alcantara ebrake also... i wasnt sure if f22 or new m4 one would fit but after just watching a youtube video of how the leather handle is really just glued on i think im just gonna go for it

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Old 04-20-2017, 04:09 PM   #39669
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Good to hear, its definitely a DIY in my near future. If only my Meyle HDs came with brackets...
They do if you buy the kit:

http://www.autohausaz.com/search/pn....-RgaAoF-8P8HAQ

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Old 04-20-2017, 10:26 PM   #39670
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Finished my other bushing... too easy.

After doing my oil filter housing gasket a week or so ago, it was still leaking at 16 ft lbs torque (16 never felt tight enough for me ). Went back in and turned each bolt about a 16th. Ran the car till it got good and hot, seems to be holding. I'll look at again in the am. I read ealier today where another guy had the same problem when torquing at 16 ft lbs. He went to 24. A bit high for my liking.

Still got a ways to go with this ride.
Adjust parking brake
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:27 PM   #39671
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Finished my other bushing... too easy.

After doing my oil filter housing gasket a week or so ago, it was still leaking at 16 ft lbs torque (16 never felt tight enough for me ). Went back in and turned each bolt about a 16th. Ran the car till it got good and hot, seems to be holding. I'll look at again in the am. I read ealier today where another guy had the same problem when torquing at 16 ft lbs. He went to 24. A bit high for my liking.

Still got a ways to go with this ride.
Adjust parking brake
Rebuild/add short shifter
Shocks, lowering springs
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Motor mounts
Pillar work
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:27 PM   #39672
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:55 AM   #39673
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Yes. Spray the Scubbing Bubbles on everything, everywhere. Let it foam for 3 to 5 minutes and then rinse completely with the garden hose.
Is this the correct product? Bathroom cleaner??

https://www.amazon.ca/Scrubbing-Bubb...ubbing+bubbles
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:00 AM   #39674
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Finished my other bushing... too easy.

After doing my oil filter housing gasket a week or so ago, it was still leaking at 16 ft lbs torque (16 never felt tight enough for me ). Went back in and turned each bolt about a 16th. Ran the car till it got good and hot, seems to be holding. I'll look at again in the am. I read ealier today where another guy had the same problem when torquing at 16 ft lbs. He went to 24. A bit high for my liking.
Lol, I did it by hand since there's no way I could fit my huge ass torque wrench in there.

I probably have it at around 40 ft/lbs. No leaks.
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:07 AM   #39675
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:09 AM   #39676
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:17 AM   #39677
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:22 AM   #39678
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Lol, I did it by hand since there's no way I could fit my huge ass torque wrench in there.

I probably have it at around 40 ft/lbs. No leaks.
Hopefully I got it right this time. Looks like I do. Shifter parts should start leaking in soon. Bolts around the Cat d/pipe connector are rusted. Gonna be fun.
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Old 04-21-2017, 11:08 AM   #39679
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Is this the correct product? Bathroom cleaner??

https://www.amazon.ca/Scrubbing-Bubb...ubbing+bubbles
Yep.

It also works to clean the gunk off old leather seats.
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Old 04-21-2017, 11:32 AM   #39680
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https://www.amazon.ca/Scrubbing-Bubb...ubbing+bubbles
I used this one but it looks different in Canada. I would guess that is the right one for you.

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