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Wishbone replacement
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Today I changed a worn front o/s wishbone. What a swine of a job. Most bolts came out OK but the main bolt through the front bushes/ subframe was awkward. There is a clip that holds the nut in place, of course this just allowed the nut to turn. I had to cut the wishbone out using firstly an angle grinder then a hacksaw. Eventually it came out allowing me to get a ground down spanner on the nut. Stupid design.... 4 hours to change a wishbone.
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#2
My tip,for what it's worth,is to coat all threaded bits with Waxoyl when buying S/H.Reapply every 6 months.Confusedalut::thumbsup:
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#3
Good idea Ron, mines a bit passed that though as it was 10 years old when I bought it !!!
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#4
If the rust is heavy,wire brush what you can & apply 50/50 mix Waxoyl/white spirit a couple of times & when dry apply a good coat of full strength.It really will soak in & help.:thumbsup:Confusedalut:
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(17-03-2014, 08:32 PM)ron Wrote:  My tip,for what it's worth,is to coat all threaded bits with Waxoyl when buying S/H.Reapply every 6 months.Confusedalut::thumbsup:

You and your favourite waxoyl Smile got to admit i use it my self good stuff :thumbsup:
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#6
The only thing I have against it is the taste.Rolleyes:whistle:
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(17-03-2014, 09:47 PM)ron Wrote:  The only thing I have against it is the taste.Rolleyes:whistle:

Gets better after the first pinta.....

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Only if you mix it with Marmite.Rolleyes:whistle:
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#9
Blimey that sounds like a right pain, o well at least ill know what ive got infront of me when mine need doing!
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#10
Mine took about four hours per side. Twenty minutes to remove, an hour to degrease and scrub, an hour to renew bushes and balljoint; the rest to refit, bounce/roll to find resting position of anti-roll bar, and torque down.
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