Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Brads

Seized bolts

Recommended Posts

I am trying to replace the spring plate bushes but having nothing but trouble. The bottom through bolts that attach the plate to the Swing arm are seized solid, I have managed to remove the nuts but the bolts are solid in the alloy arms and won’t budge.

I have tried heat but afraid of putting to much into them for fear of melting the alloy. Any suggestions please?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I presume you have tried penetrating fluid?.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Loads plus heat plus a tight fitting ring spanner and lump hammer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

(Testing the memory banks): heat, heat, heat, Shock & Unlock (freezing spray) and a lump hammer.  I think that's what did it.

Heat gun, not welding torch!

Edited by GimmeShelter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

On 4/8/2020 at 7:24 PM, Brads said:

I am trying to replace the spring plate bushes but having nothing but trouble. The bottom through bolts that attach the plate to the Swing arm are seized solid, I have managed to remove the nuts but the bolts are solid in the alloy arms and won’t budge.

I have tried heat but afraid of putting to much into them for fear of melting the alloy. Any suggestions please?

Have you removed the "stop" bolt, then lowered the trailing arm fully?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stop bolt removed & arm fully lowered, I will give it another go today. Already applied heat until the threads were glowing red but worried that if I get to close I will melt the alloy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just back to penetrating fluid- that’s not general WD40 but a proper penetrating fluid?  It’s much thinner and will get into any micro gaps.  

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is the suspension free of all load and tension?

Put the nuts back 3/4 of the way and tap the nut. 

Spring plate bushes can be quite challenging. Getting the spring plate free from the car, then removing the torsion bar from the spring plate is when the real fun starts.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bolt out😅 mixture of heat and plus gas (wouldn’t use WD40 if it was free) now to remove the spring plates from the torsion bar, wish me luck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Removing the old bushes from the spring plates is fun! Enjoy.

If you want a set of neoprene bushes (lots of debate here about rubber Vs Neoprene) I have a spare set in the garage ready to go.

Chris.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not sure what to use yet Chris, I will need to do some research and get back to you on your offer.

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well done, and where do you get your Plus Gas from?  I'm almost out of it and haven't seen it for sale for quite some time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is good stuff, we stock it but every ECP should have it, made by Wurth and rebadged

065205043107.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

^^^probably the same as Rost Off?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep, better name though:P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bushes removed from one spring plate today, what a pig of a job.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

Gatherings organised via IB

Anyone attending a meet or event organised via ImpactBumpers.com does so at their own risk. ImpactBumpers.com is not responsible in any way for damage or personal injury sustained while attending any such gatherings. Please behave responsibly.

IB & Mighty Motor Media

ImpactBumpers.com is part of Mighty Motor Media Limited: UK company 07983578. The Impact Bumpers name and all logos are ©Mighty Motor Media Ltd. We have no connection to DR. ING. H.C. F. PORSCHE AG or any of its subsidiaries.

Respect Creative Copyright

We do not endorse the sharing of copyrighted images. Individual users are responsible for all content they post. It is impossible for admin to check every upload but we will remove disputed images swiftly to support copyright holders. Contact us anytime.

More JG websites

Using The Sheriff's other websites supports the IB forum! Please share my valuation services with anyone needing assistance.

×
×
  • Create New...