[xj-s] steering rack bushing removal tool?

hello
I just finished replacing my radius arm bushings and rear subframe
mounts on my 1995 xjs .
I am ready to upgrade my steering rack bushings to red poly
bushings now .
I spent a good couple of hours reading the older posts on jaglovers
and my service manual to be informed before I start .
the good news for me was that the bushings could be replaced
without removing the rack completly .
service manual suggestes using JD165 tool ,
i read on this website that john’s car in texas has the tool too.
can anybody let me know if there is any online retailers that
stocks the tool as I did not have any luck to locate it on john’s
car website
thank you in advance–
Gourgen
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In reply to a message from Gourgen sent Sun 18 Apr 2010:

get in touch with this guy but the tool aint cheap
sgpoge&blueyonder.co.uk–
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can anybody let me know if there is any online retailers that
stocks the tool as I did not have any luck to locate it on john’s


rex 1984 HE xjs croydon wear airports where invented
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In reply to a message from Gourgen sent Sun 18 Apr 2010:

I believe John still stocks them…someone bought one last
month. You just have to call him up and order one over the
phone. It’s an excellent tool.–
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can anybody let me know if there is any online retailers that
stocks the tool as I did not have any luck to locate it on john’s
car website


Bob Wilkinson, 72 XJ6
Saint Louis, MO, United States
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In reply to a message from Robert Wilkinson sent Sun 18 Apr 2010:

XKs Unlimited also has the tool.

Your 95 probably has the sport bushngs. (My 93 1/2 did.) They are
much more robust than the usual bushings formerly used, but when
they get worn, they still allow a bit of slop.

They are also much harder to get out. The tool cannot be used for
all three bushings (the middle one has a bit of a flange that
interferes with the fit of the tool). But it helps. Bits of it
can be adapted, with a large 2-jaw puller. If you can do it in the
car, your a better man than I am. I had it out on the bench and it
was still difficult.

Andrew–
AJME, 90 XJ40, 94 XJS 4.0, 89 Benz 190E, 75 Moto Guzzi
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