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I changed the front and rear anti-roll bar bushes only.
Wasn't much of a symptom for the fronts becuase of how the links are attached on the E1 - the rubber looked all perished which is why I chnaged them.
The rear had the links and mounting bushes changed. Symptoms were a rattly knock from the rear as the antirollbar moved about, and if you dived into a corner the rear would lurch around as the anti-roll bar moved around in the slack space - hence my caution around castle coombe on the rally car day. Also, if I ducked under the car and grabed the anti-roll bar it could be shaken up and down.
There are two sorts. one is a typical squarish bush that wraps around the bar, the second is the link bush whhhc is in fact a short metal bar with rubber bounded bolts at the ends. About 3-4 inches long. These link the bar onto the wishbones. These make the car feel 'odd' at the rear when worn.
Its an easy check. slide under the rear of the car (mines is at land rover height ) and grab the anti-roll bar. It shouldn't move about.
I've the part numbers at home, I'll post them on later so you can just call and get them direct. I think they were about 10 quid for the link bushes and a few quid for the square ones.
A chore. So much that I gave up and had them done at the next service !
The bracket that holds the square bushes on is a single bolt and a hook and is a right sod. At one side it was almost impossible becuase the exhaust is also in they way.
The links should be easier but are sodding tight (on my car).
You have to do it with the suspension at running height, otherwise the anti-roll bar becomes pre-tensioned when you fit back up, and it can make it difficult to remove the old parts if the anti-roll bar is under compression (its basically a big long torsion bar spring).
Dont worry the wheels havent come off yet ! i ve had it checked out and its the bushes that are shagged,
Those part no,s would be usefull if poss. On a different note did any body get there dosh from the bbc ( top gear evo 7 day ) ?? ranny e2rs
Ihave fitted a set of bushes to my e2 they were the stabilizerones that bolt to the car square at one end and half round pt no mr197003. they wernt to bad to fit but i still have movement do i need the other ones you descibed and what is the part no. help ! e2rs
But I've got hold of something better. A workshop manual printout of the rear suspension - complete with part numbers/reference numbers.
If the bar still moves about its the inner square bushes (cheap ones) that are a pain in the backside to fit.
Tony its a bit late but thanks for your email, ive had a few problems ie new clutch kit etc loads of dosh! this is another story!
Ive fitted the bushes and now a set of links but still have some movement if i pull hard on rear wheel,i can see and feel bar that bolts to car and top of suspension moving any body else had this and wots the cure???