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Question 3 years 5 months ago #82247

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Don't read too much into it Chris.
We bought ours 6 years ago, main bushing was completely missing also, but otherwise
the car was very well maintained (log books, etc. most mechanics don't know to look for this)
and it now has over 400K on it.
For those who don't do many kms, even if the bushing wears out (which it will inevitably do,
the cable end (the white plastic ring inside of which sits the bushing) cannot fall off or become dislodged,
so gear selection, whilst possibly "hit & miss" as described by Chris, is still possible;
a bit like a stick in a bucket, but the car remains drive-able.

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Steve
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Question 3 years 5 months ago #82250

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I replaced mine one year staying at Norah head.
Mine did pop off the arm on several occasions.
I haven't had to replace it since, mine are neo-prene
I know some have replaced their booger bushes several times
The original design is flawed. they wear through where the small holes are located around the inside of the bush
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Question 3 years 5 months ago #82252

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Thanks again for your info..
I have the booger bushes in transit and I saw on youtube how the holes in the bush had been filled with silicone to help prevent wear. So this may be worth a try? I just tried attaching a youtube link , but was not accepted , any reason. All fixed may be handy to some one..........
Chris...
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Question 3 years 5 months ago #82254

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Yeah mine dislodged completely twice. Both times I left the traffic lights in 1st gear and as I went to pull from 1st to 2nd it went straight into neutral and a very sloppy gear shift doing nothing. First time I only had time to jump out and push the car out of the intersection around the corner. 2nd time was quick open the bonnet push the arm back in and go.
Embarrassing.

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Question 10 months 3 days ago #84778

If you ever get stuck and need to keep going till your new booger’s arrive pop down to bunnings and for under 8 bucks you can get a double ended 1/2 inch plastic pipe fitting, a piece of 8mm rubber tube and a packet of 6 to 8mm R clips. Cut one side of the plastic fitting so the thread is 9mm long then cut through the centre of the nut section and file the nut to 2mm. File the tread slightly as it will be a very tight fit otherwise. Now put the rubber tube through the centre and cut it off level. You now have a new insert that will fit and the R clip will hold it in place if you have lost the original clip. The pictures should help make sense of that.
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Question 9 months 3 weeks ago #84780

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I did similar from Bunnings
Two plastic hex nuts, ground down to fit
Plus two metal hexs nut ground down.
Have the plastic on there now.
Seeing how long they last.
They have been on since a run we did and the bushes wore out at macca's when we arrived.
Luckily Johnny Mac had a spare set i borrowed for the day.
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