Defective rear control arm bushings on certain BMW models, usually mean one thing. The entire control arm needs to be replaced, which is expensive for the workshop and driver.
According to Hamburg manufacturer Meyle, it now offers an economical and eco-friendly solution: comprising the pre-compressed, ready-to-install Meyle-HD slotted bushings and the corresponding installation tool.
The Meyle-HD slotted bushing kit enables targeted replacement of bushings in selected BMW 5 Series, 6 Series, 7 Series and X5 models.
Meyle says it has developed a specialised tool to ensure seamless installation and removal of the bushing as well as offer workshops, a comprehensive package with the ready-to-install slotted bushings and tool. The bushings are already pre-compressed to installation size and enclosed in an installation sleeve, which ensures optimal insertion of the slotted bushing and thus a perfect fit inside the control arm.
Rather than compressing the bushing to size and inserting it into the control arm at the same time, the pre-compressed solution removes one step which can otherwise lead to major application problems and errors, which is a benefit for the workshop.
Because the installation sleeve is longer than the bushing, the tool is guided during insertion, preventing the tool from slipping off. Bushings can also be ordered from Meyle on their own, allowing the tool to be used again at the workshop.
With the smart repair kit, Meyle says it has created a sustainable service solution for resource-saving, cost-effective repair. The environment benefits too: produced with high energy, the aluminium body of the control arm can be used again, with any waste associated with the use of the repair solution limited to a few rubber and aluminium parts.