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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:02 pm    Post subject: A refit to my 996 C4 - new suspension, aero kit and paint Reply with quote

So here we go again.

Plan is to fit coilovers all round, GT3 front end , side skirts keep the ducktail and then get it painted.

first off a full set of coilovers to be fitted. I've done this before and everytime I try to strip down the existing suspension bolts appear to be fused into place ! Even the steering arm taper did not want to release today, some heat sorted it, but the taper 'holder' came away as well from the front hub ! grrr

and now the normally solid one, the pinch bolt at the bottom of the shock. nut comes away, but can I move the bolt, nope. wd40, nope, heat, hope. the last time I did this I had to drill it out.

before I go that far does anyone have a trick to releasing the bolt ? apart from extreme violence !

I'll post some pics of progress when I get some
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watching this as its what Im hoping to do if the right car comes up.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck Thumb I know the pain of a rusty nut Surprised
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds great!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking forward to seeing this. thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least I've started with a clean workshop




right stripped both front sides down to a point but both strut pinch bolts at the bottom are seized

I guess I'm going to have to drill these out as usual
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