So i got my Moog, fairly hard Blue sway bar bushings, in the mail the other day. After a couple days of wire brushing and some penetrating oil i replaced some sorry looking, skinny sway bar links. So glad the Moog came with new bolt/nut.
The rear left shock is in the way for access to the top bolt but can be had with 15 + 19mm deep well socket and wrench. Right side top , i got a little room after
un-hanging the tail pipe and going to my 3/8 drive after doing most work with 1/2" drive socket. At the same time i also sprayed and backed out the bolts holding the sway bar bushings to the axel mounts, (right other side of shock). All these bolts are getting cranked out after about 18years, most spent in the mid-west (salt). The new thermoplastic material is stout stuff, i really don't see the bushings which are split to open enough to go right on. I guess i could undo the links and slide them on with probably some lube, but from my searching there is no lube for these hard bushings. Are the bushings supposed to spread/open onto the bar ?
I wonder about maybe some hot water to aid in the opening ?
Someone with first hand help me/us !