2001 E46 316ti - is powerflexing the rear trailing arm bushes that hard of a job??

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  1. 2001 E46 316ti - is powerflexing the rear trailing arm bushes that hard of a job?? 
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    exactly as above..??

    i've heard this is supposed to be some monster job and that a lot of garages wouldnt take on the work??

    is this true?????? would it cost me huge amounts in labour?
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    Geez its not that hard, took me 3 hours to do both of them on my e36 and im no mechanic. Makes quite a bit difference i found
     
     

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    should take a garage less than that then surely?

    i've been told by 2 people that they are a nightmare job! god knows what they were on about?!?

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    Easy job the hard bit is getting the old bush out. Putting the polyflex bush in in is very easy.
     
     

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    Best way to find out how long it would take for qualified mechanics in a garage to do it, along with costs, would be to simply ask around.

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    your right, I need to query prices with a couple of different places!

    i was advised when i had my 4 wheel alignment done that the rear trailing arm bushes were starting to show some wear so want to get them done in the next couple of months..
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    Pair of RTAB's with the tool should take approx an hour. Without the special tool 2 hrs max. As mentioned, powerflex bushes are a piece of piddle to fit as they come in 2 halfs and dont need pressing in.
    A rear wheel alignment is needed after these have been replaced. I dont recommend straight away as they need to settle, but about 50 - 100 miles later...
     
     

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    hi,Ihad both mine done on the e36 and e46 and was £75 per corner
     
     

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    £75 a corner?! Im guessing they either didn't have this "special tool" or they charged about £150 an hour labour??

    I have asked my nearest BMW indy and they said they'd do both bushes for £70
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