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Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th April 2022, 14:02
Replies: 98
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Posted By Retap
Ive seen videos of it done but never managed it...

Ive seen videos of it done but never managed it (yet). this weekend just gone i got bit in the hand when one of the splitters pinged off so was slightly hampered by a right hand that droppped to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th April 2022, 14:57
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
Fair enough, but are you saying you have the ammo...

Fair enough, but are you saying you have the ammo to actually replace the ball joints in those oem parts?. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th April 2022, 14:08
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
Ofcourse! :D:cool:

Ofcourse! :D:cool:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th April 2022, 13:59
Replies: 98
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Posted By Retap
I can imagine this scenario applies if a garage...

I can imagine this scenario applies if a garage cuts the subframe to remove an old arm and you want to save the new arm they put on for the new subframe you made the garage pay for or perhaps if...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th April 2022, 13:54
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
I am converted brother Colvert. You just canne...

I am converted brother Colvert. You just canne beat a good wack with a lump of iron. :o
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th April 2022, 13:53
Replies: 98
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Posted By Retap
Defo if your posh.:D

Defo if your posh.:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th April 2022, 13:52
Replies: 98
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Posted By Retap
In short leave the nut on the end then once...

In short leave the nut on the end then once wacked loose cut the nut off remove and clean the end up as pin thread should be long enough to refit if arm still in serviceable condition.


I tried...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th April 2022, 21:51
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
All sorted. Time taken about 14 hours spaced over 3 days.

Cheers.


Happy to report i was test driving as the sun set and sat here typing this with tools away and showered enjoying a well earned glass of wine. The technique was to put the car up on max...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th April 2022, 16:56
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
Whoever said use a 7lb sledge hammer you win it...

Whoever said use a 7lb sledge hammer you win it came off on about the third decent strike once i got the car up high enough. :D:bowdown:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th April 2022, 13:33
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
This easter why not give your loved ones a...

This easter why not give your loved ones a selection of chocolate ball joint splitters?




https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/44483625c08ee5918b.jpg
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th April 2022, 12:48
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
Hmm, rubber acts as damper. Take out and get it...

Hmm, rubber acts as damper. Take out and get it resonating?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th April 2022, 12:46
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
Yes i had top class lesson on correct ppe, went...

Yes i had top class lesson on correct ppe, went back out bandaged up with gloves on :o.



The splitter shown pushes down on the sub frame like a jaw it exerts no force onto the ball joint other...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th April 2022, 12:42
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
:smilie_re: Not jealous :D Thats half the...

:smilie_re: Not jealous :D


Thats half the battle is getting swinging room under it to batter it into submission. I keep have fleeting flights of fancy about of a nice cosy inspection pit
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th April 2022, 12:38
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
Hi Arctic, the only thing that wont budge is the...

Hi Arctic, the only thing that wont budge is the large ball joint into the subframe. Can lift the car with a 2 ton jack under the stub of it.



I hate to say it but Amazon just knocked on my...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th April 2022, 20:15
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
I remember this from earlier, pretty wild cutting...

I remember this from earlier, pretty wild cutting the sub frame!


Im sat wondering why i torturer myself like this ide jump at £280 today if it was all in including VAT. Ive got two holes in my...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th April 2022, 17:44
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
Yes thank you for that your quiet correct but i...

Yes thank you for that your quiet correct but i did know lol. Aparently there is 19mm range on that sealy 1.5T ram but im not seeing it might have to measure that later....

The problem is that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th April 2022, 15:58
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
I hear you and take your wise council on board...

I hear you and take your wise council on board especially as the car just bit me when the splitter pinged off just now, as a result got couple of nice deep bites in my hand but worryingly not much...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th April 2022, 14:03
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
Forgive me i am not getting some of your lingo,...

Forgive me i am not getting some of your lingo, there is no pin do you mean the threaded stub of the balljoint? and "brade the wishbone":shrug: I get dropping the cars weight on it and i am thinking...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th April 2022, 13:56
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
Hi Simon, thanks for the reminder about...

Hi Simon,


thanks for the reminder about the Sykes-Pickavant, i managed last time without that using a cheap splitter but this time it got mashed up even though it was well greased so i got...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th April 2022, 13:33
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
4th control arm in as many years!

Hi Rover enthusiasts its been a while since my last post, should be outside now cracking on with it but arm, hands, knees, head all ache... Its ground hog day under neath this car again :cool:


...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd December 2021, 14:04
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
Thats outrageous.

Thats outrageous.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd December 2021, 13:55
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
Yaah some of those bushes look to be pressed in...

Yaah some of those bushes look to be pressed in wrong to the bracket clearly such shenanigans would cause premature tares in the rubber if fitted in time. The first bush i had to cut off that was...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd December 2021, 13:52
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
The bush thats knackerd on the arm that i just...

The bush thats knackerd on the arm that i just took off was one of those that slid on nicely without much resistance but you can see the state of it however that wasnt even the reason for removing it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2021, 22:53
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
It seemed to press on ok with plenty of fairy...

It seemed to press on ok with plenty of fairy liquid, the inner sleeve of the bush needed pressing onto this arm there was no other way without recking the bush or trimming the arm a bit.



A...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2021, 14:31
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
Success!

Guys thanks for the input and support im pleased to report after having to resort to improvising a press to get the bush on the arm!!! it was that tight, its back on and no probs getting the bush...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2021, 11:47
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
Im told regulars to these tatoo parlours dont...

Im told regulars to these tatoo parlours dont need to book ahead they can get walk ins such is there privilege.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st December 2021, 15:44
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
Colvert that is a great idea i dunno why didnt...

Colvert that is a great idea i dunno why didnt see that hole before maybe got distracted by all the other holes! :D:bowdown:




So tell me, is a nail bar where trendy rust goes to drink? i'll...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th November 2021, 16:45
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
Puller porn

The pullers I ordered but no longer need arrived so heres some puller porn to entertain whilst the bushes arrive.



The cheapo set I shall keep though not needed at present now however the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th November 2021, 16:04
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
Hats off to Rimmers they have dispatched a ...

Hats off to Rimmers they have dispatched a replacement bush at no cost and little fuss. I have a found a small variance on the arm using my eyes and a caliper. where the bush is supposed to sit it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th November 2021, 16:01
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
ok cheers i will try that approach.

ok cheers i will try that approach.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th November 2021, 15:00
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
Good god now i got Rimmers asking for VIN code to...

Good god now i got Rimmers asking for VIN code to ensure they sent the right bush lol yes its right handed as it should be but to tight to press on :duh: As far as i know there is only two types of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th November 2021, 14:08
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
The last time i did this it was 30C middle of...

The last time i did this it was 30C middle of summer heatwave, i think i was struggling with that at the time and just feel things will go better this time if i can just get a bush on the arm lol.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th November 2021, 12:30
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
Guys. I dont plan to remove the roll bar...

Guys.


I dont plan to remove the roll bar and yeah no scaffolding tube also hate getting into secondary faults like that so only if absolutely necessary...... Always managed to get the bolts...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th November 2021, 17:20
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
Cheers for the support tbh im not looking forward...

Cheers for the support tbh im not looking forward to battling with the bush bolts on my own it took an extra pair of hands last time that arent available now. Got a Rimmer supplied oem bush ready to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th November 2021, 15:36
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
Success! Nothing like the sound of separating...

Success! Nothing like the sound of separating ball joint in the afternoon chill. :}



see photo of how i did it but it amounts to using the cheapo threaded splitter in combination with the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th November 2021, 13:54
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
Thanks. going out i a minute to try again with...

Thanks. going out i a minute to try again with the threaded seperator that failed yday and if fail again vinegar is coming out, lucky already keep blue tack in the car :D



Ordered the sealey...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th November 2021, 13:50
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
Hi, its the inner beasty ball joint into the...

Hi, its the inner beasty ball joint into the subframe. Like you i discovered the outer one is easy if you push the hub in to line it up straight it just wiggles out and would do the outer ones all...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th November 2021, 11:42
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
Puller porn

Some great ideas thanks folks thanks but dont fancy heating it if i can avoid.



Spent way to much time last night looking at puller porn inspired by AndyN01 and have ordered a cheapo set "DA...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2021, 19:58
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
absolutely certain its the arms outer ball joint...

absolutely certain its the arms outer ball joint into the hub and not the hub hole. Once split i was able to move that ball up and down in the socket of the arm its that loose.


Even if it was...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2021, 19:55
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
Haha what a rabbit hole to fall down thanks :D ...

Haha what a rabbit hole to fall down thanks :D

So worst case sub frame is coming off and we slide in varying degrees from that point to various brute force and puller tactics.

After reading...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2021, 17:04
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
I just snapped the forked splitter i used the...

I just snapped the forked splitter i used the last two times to do this job, think the cheapo rust has rust welded to the subframe with love from China. Shortly after posting Amazon delivered a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2021, 14:25
Replies: 98
Views: 3,896
Posted By Retap
That front lower arm ball joint - #%&!

Hi folks its been a while but im here this sunday afternoon waiting for amazon to deliver ball joint pullers and a solid pitchfork but chances are it will be dark by the time it comes so another day...
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