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After discovering a crack in my dipped headlight bulb, the light soon dimmmed and then the bulb blew. It was clearly letting in water, but also, obviously this would not pass MOT like this.
So I sourced 2 new(ish) headlight complete units from eBay and this is how I changed them.
This guide documents how I replaced a rear subframe bush on an BMW E34 525 TDS Touring.
I am by no means an expert, I just enjoy working on my own cars. Following this guide is done entirely at the reader's own risk.
Symptoms for the failure of this bush are described here.
Here is a diagram (courtesy of RealOEM)of the rear subframe to help visualise what you are replacing.
A successful day. The handling issues (described here) induced by what I now consider to have been mostly related to the rear subframe bushes have been seemingly eliminated.
Here is the culprit:
I am planning on replacing the bushes that connect the rear subframe to the chassis. As I explained previously, these appear to be very worn out and getting worse.
The bushes pressed into the housing in the subframe. It is not a metal to metal fit as the bush has an external rubber coating over a steel cylindrical body. So even though it is a tight fit and requires a tool to remove and install them, hopefully removal shouldn't be too difficult as one can always heat to soften or even melt away the external rubber coating (with great care of course).