Keeping your shock bolts loose

Have you done so much to the car today that it just doesn't fit into one section, or are you too damn lazy to split it all up? Either way, this is the section for you.

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Keeping your shock bolts loose

Post by Briano1234 » Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:16 am

Well I am sharing my secret for keeping your shock bolts loose and free in the shock mount. I wrap the bolt in Teflon tape, then smear the tape with never-seize prior to putting the bolt back in place. Over the 20 years that I had a diesel cabby, I only fought that bolt one time... that was originally taking the shock bolt out. I never had to fight it again after my mummification of that bolt.

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Post by Calimus » Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:18 pm

Thats the rear shock bolt right Brian? Looks like it anyway. But yea, thes things can be brutal to remove. Especially if they haven't been touched in 16+ years.

Now in my case, I didn't use the teflon, but I do have a jar of never sieze that gets put to a lot of use. :P
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Post by 1lowcab » Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:23 pm

thats a good idea on the mummification!
those bolts always know how to piss me off!!! :x
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Post by Briano1234 » Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:14 am

Well I got all the rears and the front shocks mounted, and ran into a little snag. The pad on the front drivers side was almost gone.......... there is less than a 1/16 of a inch left on the pad. Not to fear I ran to Pep's and got a new set...

When I went to put them on, they were too wide for my caliper. I took the caliper and the bracket off the parts cabby and they were too wide there too.

I finally took the pads off the parts cabby as it was about 1/4 of an inch
left, and used it, when I toolthe replacement pads back it dawned on me, that the pads I got were for a single solid rotor. As I have the vented as most cabbies do, it would of never fit......

So be warned that if you are getting pads check the thickness before you leave the store.

Today I start the removal of the manifold down pipe, and starter...........

And I am going to check this ones timing and crap out and see where the marks are on it and apply to the Blue........................
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