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Today 06:22 PM
zanethan
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Originally Posted by eighty View Post
Ok so this bastard here is seized. It wouldn't budge with a decent amount of heat. Does that mean I need a LCA?


Thatís your shock mount bolt. Try soaking in penetrating oil and bust out a breaker bar with a cheater pipe on it. Mine was pretty stuck too but with enough soaking and torque it eventually came off. You will likely need to replace it though.
Today 06:21 PM
General_Tarfun
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Ok so this bastard here is seized. It wouldn't budge with a decent amount of heat. Does that mean I need a LCA?

That's the lower shock bolt, just cut or grind the bolt off and replace it with a new one.
Today 06:05 PM
eighty Ok so this bastard here is seized. It wouldn't budge with a decent amount of heat. Does that mean I need a LCA?
Today 04:15 PM
Brunnie
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Originally Posted by idn88 View Post
So what does everyone do for spare / replacement bolts? I like to have extra bolts on hand before I start a job. There are so many metric sizes and combinations I never know what they are until there out. I often just order them from Courtesy, but that gets expensive (I think the bolts just for the U-Joints was like 40 bucks or more).

Any suggestions on what to buy where just to have around? I have seen the metric assortments on ebay, but I think those are mostly low grade Chinese stuff. They don't even tell you the pitch, so I assume there all whatever the most standard metric course is for that size, but who know>?.
Fastenall, Ace Hardware, and there are other suppliers of nuts and bolts that I've seen around, but can't recall their names.
Today 12:14 PM
idn88 So what does everyone do for spare / replacement bolts? I like to have extra bolts on hand before I start a job. There are so many metric sizes and combinations I never know what they are until there out. I often just order them from Courtesy, but that gets expensive (I think the bolts just for the U-Joints was like 40 bucks or more).

Any suggestions on what to buy where just to have around? I have seen the metric assortments on ebay, but I think those are mostly low grade Chinese stuff. They don't even tell you the pitch, so I assume there all whatever the most standard metric course is for that size, but who know>?.
06-22-2019 11:57 AM
mtnbound
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Originally Posted by IM1RU View Post
It should be fairly obvious. If the bolt (not the nut) will turn one full revolution after you loosen the nut, it ainít seized. If you go to turn the bolt and the LCA moves up and down and and you canít break that loose, itís seized. Do them one at a time and you shouldnít mess up the current alignment.
Im not so sure a bout that, I have one that would turn in the bushing but wouldn't budge in or out. I was seized to the inside of the lca.
06-22-2019 11:37 AM
NWCoffeeGuy
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What bolts should I blast in preparation for my ome lift?


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Slightly off topic but if youíre using the OME greasable shackles itís pretty easy to over-torque & break their hollow bolts.


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06-21-2019 01:46 AM
eighty
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It should be fairly obvious. If the bolt (not the nut) will turn one full revolution after you loosen the nut, it ainít seized. If you go to turn the bolt and the LCA moves up and down and and you canít break that loose, itís seized. Do them one at a time and you shouldnít mess up the current alignment.


Got it. So I should do front first, remove everything first before I start bolting the new stuff on ?


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06-20-2019 08:14 PM
IM1RU It should be fairly obvious. If the bolt (not the nut) will turn one full revolution after you loosen the nut, it ain’t seized. If you go to turn the bolt and the LCA moves up and down and and you can’t break that loose, it’s seized. Do them one at a time and you shouldn’t mess up the current alignment.
06-20-2019 07:29 PM
zanethan ^what he said. Check to see if they are seized first, then you can at least order replacement LCAís from Rockauto before starting the project. You need to see if the actually bolt will come out on all 4 bolts, not just see if you can get the nut off.
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