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how do i get them off my lca's as they are seized i also assume they are seized on the front as im trying to fit my coilovers and its not really helping me
 

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they are really seized as i was jumping up and down on the bar and only a slight movement now not going anywhere lol
 

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gd luck lol!!

i spent 2 hours trying to get the bolts rusted onto my Cat the other day, 12 years of heating and cooling certainly

made them not want to come off in a rush!! lol

took me 2 hours/2 sore hands/one ratchet / alot of swearing and a blowtorch to get the 3 bolts off in the end!!

probs would have eased it up a bit more if i let it sit in sum for of anti-seize for few hours before
 

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Angle grinder and buy new ones.

It's not a good idea to reuse bolts that have welded themselves to the thing they're supposed to be holding together. And it's just easier to buy new ones and ruin the old ones. I had to do the same when I went to fit new LCAs at the back.



Obviously you won't have to grind the arms :p I had replacements so I didn't care... but it's quite easy to trim the heads and nuts off if you're got steady hands.
 

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ended up taking it to a garage as i didnt have the tools to do it front two were easier with an air gun but the back two we had to chop both ends off and drill through was a right night mare tryed everything they had aswell but that was the only option in the end
 

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yea thats what i hada do aswell for me to put the cat back on, cut off the old bolt with an angle grinder then drilled

new holes through and just used a new set of bolts
 

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try heating them if not they need to be drilled of if not then get a compressor gun from the local machanic or get them to do it i had to pay £57 to get two F**king bolts of.
 

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I had to do the same thing with my rear suspension on my EK4. the head of the bolt broke off so i ended up grinding off the nut on the other side. taking the LCA off and used a press to get the old bushing out and a new 1 in. pain in the arse job, but it's all sweet now! :D
 

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Ah the joys of old cars....imagine the fun I've had with a 18yr old CRX (x2) and a few 30+old escorts...

Propane gas thing from Halfords, some beasty sockets and a lot of screaming/blood/knuckles that never heal etc. New bolts are mandatory.
 

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hi m8. im a mechanic my self, had the same problem with my ej9. i soaked the bolts in wd40 and shocked them, then i heated them using acetaline gas. came off no bother after that.
simon
 

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Yeah, having worked on old VW's there is only one way to remove stubborn bolts...heat! Never force a bolt otherwise you'll either snap the head clean off or round the flats, then it's a real PITA! Soaking with Plus Gas over night sometimes helps, but I always reach for the gas. But be careful with the flame ;-)
 

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i cant get mine off at all i think ill have too take it too a garage and get them too chop the bolts off :cry:
 
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