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    Console Bushes

    My 56 plate 2.0TDI Sport SE estate is just in for routine (oil and pollen filter) service at 64K miles. Call from dealer saying front console bushes are split and need replacing. Cost 450 incl VAT. I bought car used from this dealer in March 2010 with 33K miles on it and a one yeaer VW used vehicle warranty. Car has full VW service history so far but this is a lot of money to pay out. :-( I understand that the console bushes are relatively inexpensive compared to the fitted cost and reading other posts I see that Powerflex bushes are better. I am a reasonably competent mechanic with a pretty full range of tools. Questions: 1) How difficult it is to replace these bushes, 2) Where might I find instructions? 3) I have seen that disturbed nuts and bolts must be replaced - is this correct?
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    Re: Console Bushes

    Yes the fasteners must be replaced. From VW the bush comes as a complete bracket 3C0 199 231 D at 53.47 each.

    http://www.candrenterprises.co.uk/sh...h-vw-06-1.html

    http://www.candrenterprises.co.uk/shop/superpro-uprated-suspension-bushes-vw-2005-2010-6.html

    The mount is easy to remove but really you should use an alignment pin, VW tool T10096 so maintaining the suspension alignment.

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    Re: Console Bushes

    Thank-you Crasher for this helpful information. I found the T10096 pins at Laser tools but it is for a set of 4. This perhaps suggests that the whole subframe needs to be loosened when changing the bushes? Or are the bolts holding the console bush bracket the same ones that hold the subframe in place in that corner? Is the T10096 pin left in place when the job is finished or do you remove it? Thanks. I'm basically trying to make sure I don't get into a job I can't finish properly and trying to work out how difficult it is and what the bits will cost me. Do you know if the VW console bush price includes the replacement bolts?The VW dealer told me they have 2.2 hrs time chargeable for the job but rarely get it done in less than 3 hours.

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    Re: Console Bushes

    You need a set of four pins IF you are dropping the whole subframe down, only one for a single consul removal. You insert the T10096, tighten it up and then remove the other two bolts, the bush aligns itself in the consuls bolt hole which can be perfectly aligned with the thread or offset to a degree, this means that when you put the consul back, it is fitted in the same place as it was originally. The VAG price is consul only, it is not a kit. I can do one consul in less than an hour if using a new standard consul, removing a VW bush and fitting a Powerflex adds quite a lot of time cutting the old bush out but fitting the new Powerflex is very easy, the Superpro is a little more involved as it is steel sleeved.
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    Re: Console Bushes

    Thanks Crasher. Does your business also supply the T10096 pins? It seems I would only need 1 to do the bushes one side at a time. or I guess I could make one from an M12 bolt with the head suitably tapered and with a smaller hex welded on to screw it in?

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    Re: Console Bushes

    You can order VAG tools from here tools.equipment@vwg.co.uk
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