Are these drop-links

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Are these drop-links

Post by Gareth Wales » Sat Dec 30, 2006 9:38 am

Are these "drop links"
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andhow easy would they be for a one spanner techno-retard, to fit?
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Post by M » Sat Dec 30, 2006 9:57 am

No, they are lowere ball joints - and depending on how siezed in the old ones are can be a right bugger to fit, or can be a stroll in the park.

This is what a drop link looks like
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Post by ken newbold » Sat Dec 30, 2006 10:47 am

Ssssssssssss, nasty Xantia ones :-$
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Post by Ian_Fearn » Sat Dec 30, 2006 10:59 am

Like they said....


BUT if they were drop links they're easy to change. Liberal application of WD40 or plus gas or similar the day before really helps matters.
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Sat Dec 30, 2006 11:04 am

Liberal application of mini grinder is even easier, almost as versatile as a hammer.
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Post by Vanny » Sat Dec 30, 2006 11:09 am

Stewart (oily!) wrote:Liberal application of mini grinder
Men use 20" grinders or Stihl sawa and take everything out in one go :D

There is always the gas axe!



Getting bottom ball joints out is a simple matter of how long you leave them on fire before getting the fire extinguisher out :D

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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Sat Dec 30, 2006 11:38 am

I was thinking of buying the proper impact socket for the balljoints, then again that might mean that I might never do another one, I find that once the grinder has removed the staking flangey bits the joint is generally warm enough to come out, last time I did the balljoints and wheelbearings at the same time, that gives a recon hub and hopefully no problems for some time.
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Post by Vanny » Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:38 pm

i have the tool should you need to borrow it, cost £6 at the CCC National last july

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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:40 pm

I found it in the sealey catalogue, under a tenner but thanks for the offer Vanny
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