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Drill, baby, drill!
Posted by Bill Homer [Email] (more from Bill Homer) on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 06:56:15
In Reply to: Rear shock swap fail - LONG, skibumm100, Mon, 18 Jun 2018 05:18:59
Yeah, this is a well known problem on 9000s, particularly on cars in the rust belt. I assume that there is room to get a drill bit in there from one side, right? Get the best cobalt drill bits that you can, use lots of cutting lubricant frequently applied, drill holes of increasing diameter. If you have an air-driven drill use it, you will be drilling for quite a while.
I had to remove a seized rear suspension bushing (inner metal collar was fused to the bolt) on my 1970 Volvo 1800E this way. Access only from the inner side, large bolt goes to a recessed mounting in the body, no room for a saw - and even if there was room it's a Grade 8 hardened bolt. Took several hours to get this bolt out by drilling, but I couldn't see any alternative. Thankfully, this was the only frozen bolt on the California-sourced car.
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Posts in this Thread:
- Rear shock swap fail - LONG, skibumm100, Mon, 18 Jun 2018 05:18:59
- Re: Rear shock swap fail - LONG, DickT , Thu, 28 Jun 2018 14:03:32
- Managed to dodge this job..., Noel , Sun, 24 Jun 2018 09:06:02
- Re: Rear shock swap fail - LONG, JimO, Tue, 19 Jun 2018 06:33:08
- Yeah, been there...., andym, Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:01:30
- Sawzall, Montana Tom , Mon, 18 Jun 2018 17:49:02
- Drill, baby, drill!, Bill Homer, Mon, 18 Jun 2018 06:56:15 <-- Viewing This Message
- Re: Rear shock swap fail - LONG, JerseySaab , Mon, 18 Jun 2018 06:37:01
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