Bump for a "Thanks for this thread!"
Mine has been rattling for the last 30K mi (has 80K on it now).
I bought a set of Paul's bushings 2 years ago & finally put 'em in last night. They rock!. No more rattle & throttle response *seems* better, but that could just be me enjoying the result of my labor.
It took all of ~ 30 mins.
- Getting the old rod out required some tugging. I was afraid I'd snap something, but it finally came out intact.
- Getting the newly rebushed rod in was even harder. The new bushings hung up on the lip of the manifold hole. I put a little graphite on the bushings and it went in with moderate force. It will snap into place when properly positioned.
- Once in place, tightening the actuator housing screws all the way caused the rod to bind. I ended up shaving about .5mm off the orange bushing. After that it rotated freely. (in pic below)
Quote, originally posted by norcalmanvr6 » ..... The only thing that scares me is putting on Paul's bushings and having to use super glue to keep them from coming apart.
I didn't use super (or any) glue. The new bushings snap together tight enough for re-assembly. And, once in, they're not going anywhere. Hopefully I'll never be in there again so I wasn't worried about them separating slightly and preventing future rod removals!