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Old 11-06-2011, 08:38 PM
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title says it all... upper shock nut and bolt defeating me. I read somewhere that the nut is factory "welded" to the frame? I soaked it w/ penetrating oil for 2 days and still cant get it to budge. Not really any room for a breaker bar to access the bolt. Any ideas guys??
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If it is safe enough to get to with a torch or even a heat gun, i would heat the nut so it expands then loosen the bolt. Put some anti seize on the bolt when you re-install to prevent it from rusting together again.
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WD-40 won't work, if that is what you used, it is not really a penetrant
Liquid Wrench is only a bit better
PB BLASTER is better than both of them
KROIL that you can buy at most gun shops works really well

Sometimes you just need to add heat, using a propane or Mapp gas torch
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I used on day 1, PBblaster. Day 2, break free. Impact gun won't budge it either. I think you're onto something with the heat. Worst case senario..... TNT. lol
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