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Old 11-24-2002, 20:34   #1 (permalink)
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mad Goddammit!!!

I just broke a brake caliper bolt With the end of it stuck in the spindle

Not even going to bother to try and get it out, got a 'mobil thread repairer' coming round tomorrow
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Eeeerrrgh! Don't know your own strength heh Martin.

I haven't broken any but they fell out once - last time I pay someone to replace the pads for me. (Thanks Ford service dept).
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Martin,

Bugger mate, ahh well it's an experience for the next. I broke a rocker cover bolt on teh EF when i was attempting to repair it, but lucky the bolt was just bending and the bolt didn't break so i was able to get it out of the head.
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Re: Goddammit!!!

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I just broke a brake caliper bolt With the end of it stuck in the spindle

Not even going to bother to try and get it out, got a 'mobil thread repairer' coming round tomorrow
Well look at it this way, could've been worse like strip the thread where the spark plug goes on a V8 engine.
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Well I managed to break the lower ball joint getting the spindle out also, oh well I suspect it was F$%^ed anyway as I had mysterious clunking from the RH front in hard LH cornering.....

I HATE CARS!!


Oh and it seem the tyres have been rubbing on the new swaybar too
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ever thought of leaving it to the experts?
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Old 11-25-2002, 05:44   #7 (permalink)
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spewing!!!

I remember I was doing my diff, and i snapped a bolt where the tailshaft joins the diff. I wasn't happy, and if you were closeby, you could have heard some not very nice cursing!!!

Sometimes its just easier if you get someone else to do it for you....
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ever thought of leaving it to the experts?
What makes you think im not an expert.

Its not like caliper bolts can snap easily by hand so its obvious the bolt wasnt 100%, and I suspected the ball joint was stuffed anyway....
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....so its obvious the bolt wasnt 100%, and I suspected the ball joint was stuffed anyway....
Yeah right Martin, they were destined to break right!

Ever heard the saying "if it aint broke, don't fix it".

What were you doing anyway, a routine pad change or just pulling it apart because you were bored. You realise the balljoint now need to be pressed out of the spindle - not something I'd want to tackle at home without a workshop press.
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I HATE CARS!!
I know your upset right now, so I am going to let that slide right under the table. But please think before you type
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