2000 E46 323ci - should the powerflex bush look like this in the lolly pop?

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  1. 2000 E46 323ci - should the powerflex bush look like this in the lolly pop? 
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    seems to sit out a cm more than the other side?
     
     

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    Same on the other side?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NealP View Post
    Same on the other side?
    no mate, otherside is only out by about 2mm
     
     

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    Is there cut outs/moulded bits in the purple section that fit over the angular end of the wishbone?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheEnd View Post
    Is there cut outs/moulded bits in the purple section that fit over the angular end of the wishbone?
    yes, but it seems to fit furth up the wishbone than the other side!
     
     

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    When the purple ring is inside the black ring, there should be equal amounts visible, front and rear, if you know what I mean.
     
     

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    I think that the purple bit is too far down, as Charley says, equal amounts should be visible on both sides...

    Having said that, as long as it is still well inside the outer sleeve, I don't think that it can go too far...
     
     

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    Have you checked to see that both the black and the purple are in the correct way? I have never fitted them myself but I recently read that if the middle is creaping out like that then it tends to be the wrong way round...

    Try googling E46 polly bush probs etc, sure I found a video on YouTube

    Just a thought!
    If it aint broke, don't fix it!!!
     
     

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    cheers mate, but its all the correct way, did think it was more a purple piece fault, maybe it wasn't formed correctly on the end ?
     
     

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    Well rang powerflex today, they are sending me a replacement so i can see if its broken!, will send them the old 1 back!
     
     

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