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by foxycanuck
Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nut is REALLY f***ing stuck!
Replies: 12
Views: 1357

Re: Nut is REALLY f***ing stuck!

Yeah, I'm on the verge of limping it to the local shop... I'm not quite ready to admit defeat yet though. Gonna try a torch tonight. Might just try a sharp cold chisel and try to cut between the nut and the frame.
by foxycanuck
Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nut is REALLY f***ing stuck!
Replies: 12
Views: 1357

Re: Nut is REALLY f***ing stuck!

Both are very stuck... the nut won't turn at all. The ball joint moves freely, so there will be that issue when I get to the point I can turn the nut, but they are both seized to the brackets. I cut the lower one off at the ball joint and tried to pound it out, but to no avail.
by foxycanuck
Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nut is REALLY f***ing stuck!
Replies: 12
Views: 1357

Re: Nut is REALLY f***ing stuck!

I'm having trouble getting any power tools in there, so the drill and impact aren't playing along right now.

I'm wondering if a dremel multimax could cut it off at the nut, then try and get a few good hits with a BFH, or if the nuts/bolt are too hardened for one of those guys to work.
by foxycanuck
Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nut is REALLY f***ing stuck!
Replies: 12
Views: 1357

Re: Nut is REALLY f***ing stuck!

Haha... I tried beating the shit out of a long handled breaker bar with a 3 pound hammer... nothing.
by foxycanuck
Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nut is REALLY f***ing stuck!
Replies: 12
Views: 1357

Nut is REALLY f***ing stuck!

I'm trying to change the sway bar linkage and the nut holding it on is REALLY well seized up. I've tried liquid wrench, a breaker bar, a grinder, a dremel, and a nut splitter... nothing is effing working. (can;t get it to turn at all, can't get into the little recess well enough with a grinder, can'...
by foxycanuck
Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Polishing an Aluminum Roof Rack and then not- Ass Pain!
Replies: 33
Views: 4591

Re: Polishing an Aluminum Roof Rack

I've always used a soft brass brush to clean off and polish up chrome... not sure if it will scratch aluminum or not, but it works like a charm for removing corrosion. You can get them at Canadian Tire... they look like little brass toothbrushes. I was nervous as hell at first because I thought it w...
by foxycanuck
Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: L400 Technical
Topic: Another glow plug thread
Replies: 30
Views: 5563

Re: Another glow plug thread

Thanks for the tips psilosin... will try that this week and see if I can isolate where it's happening.
by foxycanuck
Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: L400 Technical
Topic: Another glow plug thread
Replies: 30
Views: 5563

Re: Another glow plug thread

Okay, I'm thinking its not the glow plugs now. I got out the trusty multimeter yesterday and traces as much as I easily could. I get power from the negative terminal of the battery to the fusible link, and I get power from the fusible link to the power input on the relay. This is where I get a bit s...
by foxycanuck
Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: L400 Technical
Topic: Another glow plug thread
Replies: 30
Views: 5563

Re: Another glow plug thread

lopar - what consequences? You make it sound like they will damage the engine. I'm not convinced that spending $200 a glow plug is more economical than spending 100 - 150 for a set of 4. I could literally by 6 entire sets for the cost of one mitsubishi. The second link (ADL-Blueprint) have a 1 year ...
by foxycanuck
Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: L400 Technical
Topic: Another glow plug thread
Replies: 30
Views: 5563

Re: Another glow plug thread

The standard... rough starts when its cold... injectors are good and recently cleaned, battery is strong. Starts great if I plug it in. Gonna check the plugs this weekend and see if I need new ones (or a connector plate).

Just exploring different options for replacement parts.
by foxycanuck
Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: L400 Technical
Topic: Another glow plug thread
Replies: 30
Views: 5563

Another glow plug thread

I've done a lot of reading of glow plug threads for the L400 (whatever I could find) and have started hunting around as I think I might have a glow plug issue. I've been finding some parts cheaper from England and Australia on ebay.co.uk and came across a few sets of plugs: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm...
by foxycanuck
Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: washable non permanent paint
Replies: 7
Views: 1411

Re: washable non permanent paint

I've used two, got them both at Canadian Tire... one came in a bingo dauber type applicator and was for windows... it was a bit hard to wash off. The other was a 'spray paint' that was sort of a chalk. I had it on my old valiant for about 3 weeks and with a bit of elbow grease washed off with no ill...
by foxycanuck
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Needed - Coolant System Bleed Screw, L400
Replies: 1
Views: 805

Needed - Coolant System Bleed Screw, L400

The stupid plastic coolant bleed screw broke on my L400. I got it out and have a metal one in there right now (BTW, its an M12 x 1.5 if anyone needs a plug), but I'm worried the metal/plastic interface won't be a good solution. Can the expansion of the metal screw damage the plastic housing? I've tr...
by foxycanuck
Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: L400 Technical
Topic: coolant system ??
Replies: 5
Views: 972

Re: coolant system ??

The cap on my bleed screw just snapped off and now it's leaking. Is it safe to replace it with a metal one until we can get a new plastic?
by foxycanuck
Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: L400 Technical
Topic: L400 skid plates
Replies: 18
Views: 1963

Re: L400 skid plates

What's the ballpark cost on them?

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