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...last bolt undone, Thanks!
Regarding the "last bolt" from wheel removal..."
Thanks for all the suggestions. Compressor and electricity unavailable due to
location and time restriction before junker removal. However a combination
of "persuasion, positioning, & penetration" (mallet & WD 40) proved
successful. After breaking and bending the required amount (ALL) of my
sockets and breaker bars, a lethal dose of WD 40 was applied, followed by a
few healthy bolt whacks. One useful bit I'll pass along. Regardless of what
type of manual "bolt remover" (original wrench, socket, etc) there is a
tendency for the tool to unalign itself from a deeply seated position, while
applying pressure. This leads to the outer bolt edges rounding off as the
tool flies off after you stomp on it, or yank on that big pipe. My last
resort was the original wrench with a pipe extension, but I used a scissor
jack to support the wrench and keep it aligned on the bolt as I yanked and
cracked it loose.
([____]=====OOOO=====[____]) 87 5kcsTQ, 193k miles
]]]]]]][Mike Aiello][[[[[[ original owner
Dutchess County, NY