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Post by Ian_Fearn » Fri Jun 02, 2006 4:39 pm

whats the best way to get the 36mm nut off the driveshaft?

My breaker bar wont shift it.
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Post by Captain Slow » Fri Jun 02, 2006 4:46 pm

I have used extra length in the past

Try and use a scaffold pole, or someting to make it longer. :oops:
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Post by jeremy » Fri Jun 02, 2006 4:51 pm

I have heard of the brute force method of driving with the bar handle resting on the ground - Would I be brave enough to try it with a smart 4 X 4?

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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Fri Jun 02, 2006 5:34 pm

If you have a spare nut you could drill the one on the car then chop it with a sharp chisel, its a method Ihave used to get them off in the breakers yard.
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Post by Ian_Fearn » Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:02 pm

The problem with the bar is that it seems to be flexing too much.

You just cant get the force required on it.

What do proper garages use? Not a cold chisel surely?

I dont have a spare nut and the job needs to be done this weekend.
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Post by sleepy0905 » Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:10 pm

I use a breaker bar and a 6 foot length of scaffold bar, never fails this method has moved some right stuburn buggers :lol:
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Post by Ian_Fearn » Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:14 pm

Has anybody ever used one of those air powered impact wrenches?
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Post by sleepy0905 » Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:16 pm

YES and it did not bloody shift it at all :?
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Post by DavidRutherford » Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:16 pm

The key I find is to use big heavy sockets and bars. I have both a 1/2" drive and a 3/4" drive socket and powerbar for hubnuts. Often the nut laughs at the 1/2" drive, but the 3/4" drive shifts it with no problem at all.

Even my van, with it's 41mm hum nuts are easy-peasy with a 3/4" drive.
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Post by Ian_Fearn » Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:19 pm

I think David might have hit the nail on the head with this.

I need 3/4 inch drive sockets and a huge breaker bar. My breaker bar obviously isnt man enough to do the job.

God knows where i'm going to get that sort of bar from this weekend. I can see it costing quite a bit too.
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Post by ken newbold » Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:23 pm

Your welcome to borrow mine, but you'd have to come and get it. :?
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Post by Ian_Fearn » Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:25 pm

Thanks Ken, i'd probably take you up on that offer if my daily driver wasnt a Xantia V6 :?

I'll have to find a tool supplier around my way and see what they've got. Machine mart doesnt seem to do anything.
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Post by ken newbold » Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:42 pm

I bought a 3/4 drive socket set from an autojumble for about £30, OK it's cheap tak but it's never failed to shift BX.XM and Xantia hub nuts.

I would have thought you could pick up a long knuckle bar for just a few quid at a motorist discount shop. (buy one with a gaurantee)

Alternatively, you could buy a BX diesel auto and borrow mine at the same time :lol:
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Post by Kitch » Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:43 pm

The key would be to use a 35mm socket.....as its a 35mm nut :wink:

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Post by Ian_Fearn » Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:51 pm

ken newbold wrote:I bought a 3/4 drive socket set from an autojumble for about £30, OK it's cheap tak but it's never failed to shift BX.XM and Xantia hub nuts.

I would have thought you could pick up a long knuckle bar for just a few quid at a motorist discount shop. (buy one with a gaurantee)

Alternatively, you could buy a BX diesel auto and borrow mine at the same time :lol:
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Kitch, i just thought the nut was a bit dodgy!

Will get a 35mm socket!
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