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Disco_Mikey
 


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Anti Roll Bar bush spacers - How-To

Knock from your front and/or rear suspension? Read on...
If you need any help or further info, please feel free to PM or email me

Replacing just the ARB bushes will probably cure it for a few weeks/months, but Land Rover released a technical bulletin about these spacers. They wont replace the bushes under warranty any more, but will fit these spacers if a complaint is made about a knock/rattle, and it is found to be either Anti-Roll bar with play in the bushes, or the actual bar itself sliding side to side. It is also worthwhile checking all ball joints and suspension bushes while you are under the car anyway, as these spacers may or may not cure your fault...

Part number is LR012410.

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I was already half way through doing this job, before i thought about doing a guide on it....
It can be done without removing the rear wheels, but its much easier to do so.

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Start by drowning the clamp bolts in penetrating oil, and remove the front bolt completely. Access is tight between the chassis and the body, so a ratchet spanner helps here. Remove the rear bolt approx. half way allowing the bar to be raised enough to slide one of your spacers in. If you are struggling to get it in, remove the rear bolt completely also.

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Lubricate the threads before tightening up, and refit. One side done, repeat for other rear side. Then move to the front...

This was done on a 4 poster, and access was good. How easy it will be on the floor, i dont know. Remove undertray and you will be confronted with this, obviously minus the big red arrow Laughing

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Its not necessary to remove the crossmember, but it does help. Remove the 3 rear 15mm bolts, and just out of picture is another 15mm bolt (hence the arrow Thumbs Up )

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The bottom bolt is easy, but the top bolt is very tight to get at, and quite tight. I used a breaker bar and a 1/2" drive ratchet, a 1/2-3/8 reducer (£4 from halfords BTW) and a 3/8" drive 18mm socket. Or, you can just remove the bottom nut and a get a mahoosive lever and lever the bar hard enough to slide the spacer in. Whichever way works for you...

Refit the crossmember if removed and move to the other side

Again, the top bolt is a bit tight to get at, until the fuel cooler is removed. Circled, is a 10mm bolt holding the fuel cooler to the chassis. Again, a ratchet spanner helps massively here.

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Once removed, secure out of the way and remove the 18mm nuts again. Much easier on this side Thumbs Up

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Refit nuts, refit cooler, refit undertray and take a quick drive. Listen to how quiet and knock free your suspension is. Job done Thumbs Up

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Mikey

You really need to add this to the Wiki area!

Good work fella Thumbs Up
  
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Great tips Mikey, that'll help me curb the swearing when I come to do mine. Bow down
  
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Great post.

ARB bushes getting compressed have been an issue since launch. Had mine done at around 50K miles on the 1st D3 and now being done on the rear (though fronts going too I think) of my current D3 at 31K miles.

Defo add to the wiki Thumbs Up
  
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Somebody stick it on Wiki then, and post a link. Never used it before Thumbs Up
  
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top job!

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Hi Disco_Mikey, any update about part number of these parts? I am very interested because my Disco have developed a clonk in the front driver side.
Thanks in advance.
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hi, the part no. is LR012410.
  
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Thank you dark...
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Disco_Mikey wrote:
Somebody stick it on Wiki then, and post a link. Never used it before Thumbs Up


Its there now with credit to the author.

http://www.disco3.co.uk/wiki/index.php/Sus...shes_-_Fix

Any more tips on this should be added both here and the wiki if possible.
  
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Next one is probably going to be bottom ball joints Thumbs Up
  
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Hi guys, here in Italy we haven't this reference today; any ideas to buy and fit these spacers? We are in third world with dealers and assistance.
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I'm sure if you get 10forcash to come over, he could do this if you have some space large enough for him to work on and a suitable trolley jack! Thumbs Up
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Re: Anti Roll Bar bush spacers - How-To

Disco_Mikey wrote:
Land Rover released a technical bulletin about these spacers. They wont replace the bushes under warranty any more,


Interesting... I have been told today that my ARB bushes will be done under warranty (once the parts are in stock.
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Has anyone priced out all the arb bushes, ball joints, and spacers? - i.e. "D3 Suspension Renewal Kit". Be nice to know the price and part #'s so fellow forum members could renew their suspensions.
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