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Re: Just when you think a repair will be easy... [Re: KrisZ] #5108871 05/18/19 09:38 PM
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I'm not a huge fan of EricTheCarGuy, but something he said in one of his videos really struck a chord with me -
"There comes a point during every repair where you say to yourself, 'why am I making my life so difficult?'"

Re: Just when you think a repair will be easy... [Re: KrisZ] #5108873 05/18/19 09:41 PM
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Originally Posted by KrisZ
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Stupid question: did you spray with penetrant prior to?


I didn't and that was probably stupid of me.


Not stupid at all!

I've done the same [censored] thing and learned from it. I now wouldn't dream of removing ANY fastener without douching it with penetrant multiple times before trying to remove them.


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Re: Just when you think a repair will be easy... [Re: maxdustington] #5108877 05/18/19 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by maxdustington
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Originally Posted by gathermewool
Stupid question: did you spray with penetrant prior to?


I didn't and that was probably stupid of me.
Are you from Ontario or what? You're making us look bad over there, foreigner! wink


Hehehe, yeah I know. The sun must be messing with my head, back in Ontario I would've soaked that thing in penetrating fluid for a week prior to the repair. LOL


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Re: Just when you think a repair will be easy... [Re: KrisZ] #5108887 05/18/19 09:57 PM
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The easiest job will have some part that will make you sweat bullets.


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Re: Just when you think a repair will be easy... [Re: KrisZ] #5108942 05/18/19 11:39 PM
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I hope you remembered to make it easy for the next guy, and put some anti seize on.


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Re: Just when you think a repair will be easy... [Re: KrisZ] #5108987 05/19/19 02:22 AM
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I got out my grinder and cut'em out. I did all 4(F&R) in a few hours. I just went full gorilla on them. The rear were a bit difficult to finagle in/out but overall not bad.


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Re: Just when you think a repair will be easy... [Re: Char Baby] #5109015 05/19/19 05:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Char Baby
I just went full gorilla on them.


crackmeup


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Re: Just when you think a repair will be easy... [Re: KrisZ] #5109060 05/19/19 07:16 AM
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KrisZ: It's LMAO not LOMA...pretty sure unless yours is a new expression.

Around here, "full gorilla" is attained by "Flogging it".

Re: Just when you think a repair will be easy... [Re: KrisZ] #5109093 05/19/19 08:01 AM
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Got off easy. On my 96 Windstar, the sway bar tube just rotted off at he driver's side mount, so I had the link and a section of sway bar flopping around. I was shocked when I was able to unbolt the end link from the strut. Took it to the shop to replace the sway bar and both end links. Apparently the rotten sway bar is common enough to have a kit available with the bar and both end links.


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Re: Just when you think a repair will be easy... [Re: KrisZ] #5109127 05/19/19 08:44 AM
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Living in New England, if I'm thinking the repair will be easy it means I'm not actually fixing anything. LOL

Kroil, torches, air hammers, impacts, etc are usually needed for anything more than an oil change.


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Re: Just when you think a repair will be easy... [Re: jeepman3071] #5109181 05/19/19 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by jeepman3071
Living in New England, if I'm thinking the repair will be easy it means I'm not actually fixing anything. LOL

Kroil, torches, air hammers, impacts, etc are usually needed for anything more than an oil change.



Yep!!!!


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Re: Just when you think a repair will be easy... [Re: KrisZ] #5109201 05/19/19 10:49 AM
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As Charlie told me when there were 3 of us Hauling on the end of a 10' cheater to adjust the track tensioner on a wreck of a Cat D4. "Brute strength and ignorance"
What I've learned since is that a sharp set of drill bits, with a few punches, cold chisels and picks will remove most sheared studs, etc.. Patience and caution has replaced brute strength and ignorance. Too cheap to get air or heat. I have a sawzall , a 4" grinder, and a Dremel. I also developed a process that used a 2' stick of 5/8 all thread, some wood, and a 10 lb hammer to remove the inner tie rod ends. It allowed me to stand beside the fender and use the hammer like a golf club. This is DIY shade tree hack stuff. I had 5 E28s over a space of 22 yrs. I did a lot of front end work, but not enough to justify expensive tools. grin2


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Re: Just when you think a repair will be easy... [Re: Kira] #5109206 05/19/19 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Kira
KrisZ: It's LMAO not LOMA...pretty sure unless yours is a new expression.

Around here, "full gorilla" is attained by "Flogging it".


Thanks Kira, I meant LMAO. I got all the letters just not in the right order. Sometimes my fingers get ahead of my brain 🤣


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Re: Just when you think a repair will be easy... [Re: Trav] #5109523 05/19/19 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Trav
Essential tools, smoke wrench.......


LMAO. Also known as a Pa hissing wrench or WV gas axe...... grin2


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