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Old 05-22-2012, 03:28 PM   #15
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I have used a lot of PB on my bolts over the course of several weeks,still won't budge. Today I tried the shock stud and it snaped off.Now what do I do ? Don't mean to hijack the thread, but thought it might help others in the same spot.
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:00 PM   #16
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I,m going to do axles. What do you use to prep the bolts/nuts?
If you don't have an acetylene torch to do cutting, a propane torch can work wonders. Just heat the nut for a minute or so and let it cool. The expansion from the heat is often enough to break the rust bond.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:21 PM   #17
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Okay, really going to throw this one for a spin...
a sawzall with a torch blade works faster than PB blaster/ kroil and an impact driver. We don't bother even trying to get them loose. We just cut between the head and the mounting plate. 15 seconds per bolt. Just my personal experience from changing dozens and dozens of axles.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:28 PM   #18
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Kroil can only be ordered direct from the company. Either by phone 615-833-410 or from thier website WWW.KANOLABS.Com
Kroil is not sold in stores.
I have 1 8 oz liquid and 1 80z spray can that I ordered direct. It works great on my antique tractors and anything else I have used it on. Caution its expensive but worth every penny.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:38 PM   #19
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If there is an AGCO tractor dealership near you. Their brand of penetrating oil is the best I've come across.
I recently installed new axles on my 38 year old Argosy. I used this penetrating oil and had no problems getting the nuts off of the axle mountings or the shock mountings.
There is also the method of splitting the nut with a sharp cold chisel. If you try this on the shock mount bolts don't bang on the chisel hard enough to bend the stud. The chisel should be kept sharp.
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Ok guys, all great info. Thanks, as always this forum is the greatest.
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I have used a lot of PB on my bolts over the course of several weeks,still won't budge. Today I tried the shock stud and it snaped off.Now what do I do ? Don't mean to hijack the thread, but thought it might help others in the same spot.
Inland and other places sells the replacement shock stud, the old one will have to be cut out, and the new one welded back in. Heating the nut with a torch works well many times, pull the other shock studs loose first, then you will know how many to order. The axles come with mounting hardware.
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Kroil, the best. It is available online or at most small airports.......
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