Originally Posted by idnan
Has anyone removed their rear subframe bushes without the use of a press or a proper tool like the HPA one?
I've bought AKG 75d rear bushes to replace the current ones and on my e36 I burnt them, drilled holes and then the metal ring with a saw blade. Has anyone taken the e92 m3 bushes out in a similar manner (bar using a saw blade).
Unfortunately I'm located in the UK so hiring a tool is much harder and I don't trust the local shops here to use a hydraulic press without damaging the subframe.
We have seen it done with a torch and air hammer. First you will need to burn the bushing material out, then use an air hammer to split the bushing shell, but this is really a backyard mechanic process.