Mar 13, To replace the subframe bushings: Remove 4 bolt bolts holding subframe to diff, and 4 bolts+nuts holding trailing arms to the subframe. Remove the stock subframe bushing by making this setup on a bench vise: The sockets go in these slits. Have a helper hold the subframe while you set everything up. BMW e30 rear subframe bushing removel and install. Removal of the old bushings can be accomplished with an air chisel or sawzall but getting the new ones in is very difficult without the tools.
I sell the factory installation tools to my parts customers at just over cost price for the E28/E24/E23 tools is, the E pull down on the crossmember while lowering the tranny jack - you need about 2 inches of clearance at the top. insert the 36 (or 48) inch rod though bushing but not into the car. install a flat washer and a nut at the top; ensure a couple of rod threads are through the nut - for safety's sake.
slide the slide hammer weight onto. Place BMW Special Tool # 33 3 on top of sub frame and screw in # 33 3 through bushing. Place Tool # 33 3 on base of bushing and screw on nut # 33 3 Tighten 24 mm nut until bushing is fully seated in sub frame. Allow tool to sit, tightened, on bushing for at least 10 minutes to ensure bushing remains seated.
Aug 01, When removing the rear subframe on an E30, there is always a possibility that either of the two old bushings will be oxidized and therefore seized/stuck in the body. The OE subframe bushings are made up of an aluminum sleeve with a thick rubber coating around it. The aluminum sleeve protrudes at the top of the bushing and seats into the body during installation.
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Mar 01, bmw P/N for rear subframe bushing removal tool?AM just as the title says. if anyone has any info on anything else required to remove a subrame and the bushings, it would be greatly appreciated.