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anti roll bar d bush gap

Postby robertwatters » 17 Nov 2017, 19:02

Just replaced ARB d-bush. The old ones had a gap that was filled with a piece of rubber obviously made to complement the D-bush. The new ones have a gap but no extra piece to fill the gap.
Should I insert the old gap fillers or take it for it's MOT with the gap? I did the drop-link bushes at the same time.
Any help appreciated, to save me from a 12 mile unnecessary drive.
I'm sure I got the right bushes for the year, but wonder if the anti roll bar is original. I'm going to measure the diameter again (with verniers), now the old bushes are off and I've only fitted one new one so far. Perhaps the parts people sent me the wrong year!
ARB Measured as 21mm.

Many thanks
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Re: anti roll bar d bush gap

Postby multisi » 18 Nov 2017, 10:06

Have you got the correct d bush for the size of your anti roll bar ? There are 2 sizes of the bar, 21mm and the later19mm, so maybe the wrong bushes were fitted before. You need to say what year your van is and what size bush you are fitting.
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Re: anti roll bar d bush gap

Postby robertwatters » 18 Nov 2017, 10:56

Thanks for the reply.
I'm sure I got the right bushes for the year, but wonder if the anti roll bar is original. I'm going to measure the diameter again (with verniers), now the old bushes are off and I've only fitted one new one so far. Perhaps the parts people sent me the wrong year!

I'll post what my ARB measurement is.
ARB 21mm Diameter at d-bush will check on part no.
Part no. says 21mm, Will measure.

OK measured as 20ish mm. Upon inspection I'm begining to suspect the clamps are for 23mm ARB.

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