ARB Bushes

deeman88

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Hey Guys,

Today i tried to keep busy with a few bits i bout within the week. My aim has been to bring my car back up to a good standard and on the menu was ARB D Bushes and Tie rod ends.

Managed to easily get the arb bushes sorted out and now my car feels epic and feels tighter upfront...
but the tie rod ends were a real pita and looked fused together and nearly rounded the thing off. so i left that and went on my day like nothing happened.

ARB still in
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Old ARB out .... crappy
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Is there any hints or tips of getting these rie rod ends off??
they look like they haven't been changed since 1999

Thanks
 

Markeyboy

Fan of the R-Tech!
Mine were really seized on, I got a man with oxy acetylene torch to heat it up and loosen them for me,
The new ones I put on were given a lick of copper grease to avoid future issues
 

A3 Oly

Registered User
as above blowtorch and elbo grease.....
 

deeman88

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Thanks guys, managed to eat some extra wheatbix and blowtorched the living daylights out of it. A few rude words were exchhanged between me and the tie rod ends and off it came!
 

deeman88

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Mine were really seized on, I got a man with oxy acetylene torch to heat it up and loosen them for me,
The new ones I put on were given a lick of copper grease to avoid future issues

My local friendly mechanic conveniently was out of gas so tried a few garages till i got fed up and went to buy my own for home use!
 

A3 Oly

Registered User
one of the handiest little things to have when dealing with older cars
 

deeman88

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My new best friend after the breaker bar, copper grease and some Wd40
 

A3 Oly

Registered User
petrol and a match helps when there is no hope
 
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