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watts linkage bushes

Post by mudmagnet » Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:47 pm

had a knock at the back of the car which turned out to be the watts linkage bushes, all 5 of them were badly worn
now laying under the car is never something I look forward to but needs must and the linkage came off without too much agro but getting the old bushes out was a pain in the ****


the old bushes are very worn especially the chassis bushes where the rubber had come out the sides
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new bushes pressed in
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tarted up with a bit of paint
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fitted back on the car with lots of copper grease :yes: not a job I want to do regularly :lol:
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the problem with getting under the car is that I have now seen that the trailing arm bushes need replacing so that's my next job :cry:
i'm so skint i cant even pay attention

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Re: watts linkage bushes

Post by timberjohn » Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:31 pm

That looks like a nice tidy job Gavin. :gr8: I have been doing some bushes on my truck, always a pain. :yes:

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Re: watts linkage bushes

Post by mudmagnet » Sat Sep 19, 2015 4:08 pm

Thinking of using polyurethane bushes for the trailing arms as they are easier to fit
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Re: watts linkage bushes

Post by Alterastro » Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:32 pm

It's amazing how new bushes and a bit of paint can transform things. Nice job :gr8:

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Re: watts linkage bushes

Post by timberjohn » Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:35 pm

mudmagnet wrote:Thinking of using polyurethane bushes for the trailing arms as they are easier to fit

Gone for superpro poly bushes all round on mine still not the easiest of job's.

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Re: watts linkage bushes

Post by mudmagnet » Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:05 pm

Well after the bushes on the centre part of the watts linkage developed wear after only a few months I decided to buy a centre linkage with the bushes already fitted
Good job i have kept the receipt as the new linkage has lasted less than a month
This was fitted and torqued up to the correct settings
Going to have to get genuine land rover bushes now (should of done in the first place)
Moral of the story is don't buy Britpart watts linkage parts or you will be replacing them again regularly :angry:
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Re: watts linkage bushes

Post by billbloke » Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:51 pm

Don't want to be the voice of doom Gav, but that wouldn't be a sign that something else is amiss would it?
Like maybe some other related component out of alignment.
Anyhow, hope you get it sorted soon Mate
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Re: watts linkage bushes

Post by ozzy57 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:14 pm

Watts linkage, centre bushes, genuine every time. Not polybush, not aftermarket, genuine. The end ones should preferably be genuine, but poly or aftermarket will do.
Centre bushes, britpart "G" suffix are good enough if genuine not available.
The voices made me do it!

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Re: watts linkage bushes

Post by mudmagnet » Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:59 pm

billbloke wrote:Don't want to be the voice of doom Gav, but that wouldn't be a sign that something else is amiss would it?
Like maybe some other related component out of alignment.
Anyhow, hope you get it sorted soon Mate

Don't know about alignment this car is in a different time zone
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Re: watts linkage bushes

Post by mudmagnet » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:01 pm

ozzy57 wrote:Watts linkage, centre bushes, genuine every time. Not polybush, not aftermarket, genuine. The end ones should preferably be genuine, but poly or aftermarket will do.
Centre bushes, britpart "G" suffix are good enough if genuine not available.

My fault even after researching i still went for the cheapest option
i'm so skint i cant even pay attention

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