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Postby Stonehaven » Sat Nov 13, 2004 2:03 am

Any recommendations on penetrating oil for wheel alignment bolts? My fisrt thought was WD40 but I have seen the advice suggesting otherwise...
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Postby boydie » Sat Nov 13, 2004 6:08 pm

Try using a light machine type of oil, sorry I don't know of any makes, but I had some lying in the garage which I used on my bolts when dreadnought did my alignment. The guys had no probs with the bolts and made the whole job alot easier for them. Also it might be worth buying some new bolts just incase the old ones are past it. The part number for the bolts for a 2.5 is NA802866ZD if I remember right these bolts should fit all models and also help hold the alignment settings better. If I can find any makes of oil to use I will post back, hope this info helps.
oh , you might need to buy the matching nuts for the bolts too
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Postby Gavin » Sun Nov 14, 2004 4:20 pm

I sprayed mine with 3 in 1 Penetrating oil yesterday. Ironically it's manufactured by WD40, but, isn't WD40 if you get what I mean.
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Postby mgrays » Mon Nov 15, 2004 7:36 pm

Plus Gas is the best IMHO but is light and will evapourate off by the time anyone gets there.. it only needs 10-30mins. WD40 is good enough for this job.. water proof, easy to find .. just a little worrying what exactly it is meant for!! (paraffin, cod liver oil and a few other 1930's bits and bobs I believe... and I'm sure modern chemistry has better solutions!)
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Postby Stonehaven » Mon Nov 15, 2004 7:46 pm

Bought some of the 3 in 1 at Halfords today.
Malcolm, if this doesn't work (the bolts on my California are seriously rusty) where can I get the quick stuff you suggested? I don't want to get to the tech day on Sunday and find I can't get the alignment done.
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Postby mgrays » Tue Nov 16, 2004 8:09 pm

Plus Gas.

Last time I got it at Autosave I think (Lang Stracht, North Esplanade or King Street where King St must be big one I think - try asking at Buck & Hickman, Gibbs Tools or Partco otherwise) .. about 4 years ago :oops: (no major spanner bashing in last 3 years... no house :cry: ).. blue/purple tin/aerosol with grey/black writing on it. I would suspect the garage would have their on supplies or something similar.. plus use of the world famous flame spanner :wink:
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Postby DouglasH » Tue Nov 16, 2004 8:33 pm

Stonehaven..you probably would do this anyway, but heavy use of wire brush on bolts would help before spraying.
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Postby Stonehaven » Tue Nov 16, 2004 8:56 pm

I will brush tonight! No Douglas I didn't think about it before hand.
I will also see if I can track down a can of Plus Gas in Aberdeen tomorrow and bring it with me on Sunday. I have also e-mailed sftmx5parts.co.uk (now Sumo) to see if I can get new bolts before the weekend.
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Postby Si » Wed Nov 17, 2004 12:01 am

Stonehaven wrote: I have also e-mailed sftmx5parts.co.uk (now Sumo) to see if I can get new bolts before the weekend.
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Postby Stonehaven » Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:04 am

Sumo are sending bolts to arrive Friday. But they have said a full set is 8 bolts. I have ordered the bolts but will need to know where they all are to make sure they are oil sprayed with oil.
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Postby mgrays » Thu Nov 18, 2004 9:15 pm

4 wheels each with two adjusters on each end of the lower inner wishbone junction with the car.. makes 8 bolts.
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Postby Stonehaven » Fri Nov 19, 2004 1:29 am

Thanks Malcolm, until Sumo mentioned there were 8 I hadn't really thought about it. I had been spraying the rear ones front and back. Others now brushed and sprayed.
I have also receievd the new bolts so I guess even if the old ones are stuck they can be cut and replaced now.
Plus Gas not stocked anymore by Autosave but they said Halfords have it so I will buy some tomorrow.
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