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Put the support plate back and tighten the lock nut

To make the bolt drop all the way down and lodge itself in the chassis I had to push and pull on the subframe, raise the sagging differential a bit, and then hammer away on the knurled bolt head from inside the car; otherwise the bolt would just turn on its axis. I couldn't find out if the nut was supposed to be a single-use self-locking nut so I used some red Loctite and 120 foot-pound of torque. I found the number somewhere on the forum; it may not be accurate, but the Bentley does not say anything about the subframe, so there...

 

Notice the healthy gap between the support plate and the bushing. It will become smaller when the car is back on the ground.

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Taken on December 12, 2009