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Posted: Tue, 07 Feb 2017, 03:03
by mark_hetho
Hi All,

We've been informed the 'Caster' (sic) bushes on the front left lower control arm are looking like they've suffered some wear on our 2010 i-MIEV. Apparently these are only available as part of the whole control arm assembly, which would be about $915 in parts and labour. Apparently no-one sells the bushes by themselves.

So, whilst I'd pay the $915 if it was the only option, I'm wondering if it is possible these match a more commonly available part on another model or make? The other possibility is perhaps in a larger i-MIEV market (Japan or Norway) the bushes are more likely to be available as a replacement part outside the assembly.

I wonder also if anyone else has encountered this?

Regards,
Mark

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Posted: Tue, 07 Feb 2017, 05:33
by TooQik
These guys are the only listing for bushes for an I-Miev that I can find:

http://auto-parts.com.au/mab-da1s-front ... t-arm.html

If you click on the bush picture and view the second diagram it lists the MAB-020 and MAB-021 as the castor bushes but if you search these bushes on their site it does not list them as fitting the I-Miev specifically, but it might be worth contacting them and confirming.

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Posted: Tue, 07 Feb 2017, 12:24
by mark_hetho
I'm not sure how you found that, I have spent some time looking! Thanks!

At least they have images of the part on their site, I can take a look at the part on the car to see if it looks similar. At this price it's a preventative maintenance item more so than a replace when failed.

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Posted: Tue, 07 Feb 2017, 14:47
by Johny
Found it on eBay. Says for Volvo but part number is MAB-DA1S as per previous link.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VOLVO-S40-Fr ... 1915515291
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Posted: Tue, 07 Feb 2017, 15:01
by Johny
You could also look at Nolathane (religious arguments notwithstanding). Nolathane are easier to fit in this case as they press in from either side - still have to press the old ones out though.
I searched for Volvo S40 Mk2. Hopefully the auto-parts description is correct and it also fits iMiev.

(I don't like Nolathane much even though I'll be using them on the Vogue.)
http://www.nolathane.com.au/do_segue.ph ... F2004-2012

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Posted: Tue, 07 Feb 2017, 16:06
by Adverse Effects
could you just remake your own??

[tube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4vPyhl1r7g[/tube]

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Posted: Tue, 07 Feb 2017, 16:36
by TooQik
Here's the rear bush for the front control arm:

http://febest.com.au/REAR_ARM_BUSHING_FRONT_ARM/MAB-066

I overlooked it last night when searching.

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Posted: Tue, 07 Feb 2017, 16:43
by Johny
TooQik wrote: Here's the rear bush for the front control arm:

http://febest.com.au/REAR_ARM_BUSHING_FRONT_ARM/MAB-066

I overlooked it last night when searching.
Good find. They have the front one as well (MAB-DA1S) and appear to validate that the front one is the same as that for Volvo S40.

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Posted: Wed, 08 Feb 2017, 14:45
by mark_hetho
Thanks for the great finds everyone!