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dixiebabes

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2,980 posts

110 months

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Friday 12th October 2012 quote quote all
Why on earth put a split pin on the end of the ARB where it gets all the weather and then why place the hole vertical instead of horizontal. Needless to say its impossible to get a punch in let alone hit it with a hammer. Turned a small job into a large job now i have to remove the ARB FFS.

mrzigazaga

11,320 posts

51 months

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Friday 12th October 2012 quote quote all
Nightmare...Sounds like me earlier mate..You would think that changing an engine mount would be a simple task..nono..The alternator had to come off...Then the oil filter...Then the downpipe..Then the bracket holding the rubber..Then we couldnt get a spanner in to undo the nuts and then one of the bolts holding the bracket on touches the exhaust flange bolt as your trying to remove it..No wonder dan taylor and the ford guy didnt want to do it..Still job done and back to normality..(If there is such a thing)...Good luck with it mate...ziga

wooly350i

1,969 posts

94 months

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Friday 12th October 2012 quote quote all
Looking at it from a plumbing angle,


yep wait for it, what's plumbing for to do with it,


well I'd put it vertical to let the water run out that's inevitably gonna get in their,or I suppose from an s&m point of view they could put some grease in the ole,
keep it up with photos! Wooly.

simboy1973

520 posts

63 months

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Dix, I had to remove my ARB to drill out the holes.. Pest of a job...

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dixiebabes

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simboy1973 said:
Dix, I had to remove my ARB to drill out the holes.. Pest of a job...

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Its fecking stupid why didnt they just put a nut on the end????? Cant believe how stupid the split pin design is!!!!

Dix

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hallsie

2,039 posts

106 months

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Friday 12th October 2012 quote quote all
STOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP

get yourself some decent 3mm drills, and if you still cant get in there a 90 degree adaptor for your drill, and drill another hole!

Simples.

RCK974X

1,558 posts

35 months

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Friday 12th October 2012 quote quote all
Been there, done that, there's still a blue patch on the wall where the swearing hit it. "who the f**k designed THAT piece of utter <several blue sentences deleted> and what the f do I do now ?"

I wire brushed and sprayed mine with wd40, left it overnight, and then luckily managed to tap the bits out with a small masonry nail (they are VERY hard steel, useful to have a couple around) enough to work out the dead ends with small pliers. Absolute b**stard of a thing for such a small job. Replaced with a stainless split pin and lots of Coppaslip

(Oh ....yeah, I ended up taking the bar off its mounts to get at the ends properly. It's only two bolts [on the 280 at least] and a lot less hassle once you can get at the pin remains)

Why split pin ? Even nylocs can come loose if subjected to the right kind of 'scuff' wear, so high movment areas still get split pins for safety. Use stainless replacements if you can, it's worth the few extra cents/pence for next time...




Edited by RCK974X on Friday 12th October 22:00


Edited by RCK974X on Friday 12th October 22:05

dixiebabes

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2,980 posts

110 months

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Sunday 14th October 2012 quote quote all
ARB is now off the car, removing the compliance bars or whatever they are called was the most difficult job it didn't want to come away from the lower wishbone but after several obscenity's and tugging and pulling they both came free. Taking the ARB to work to remove the damaged split pins and waiting for the discs to arrive so i can put the pig of a job all back together. The tie bar bushes were in a hell of a state.






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