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frozen strut nut removal
Does anyone have any advise on getting a rusty, frozen strut nut off of
top of the strut. My 4ksq is a CO car, and that may be part of the
I can't get it off (rust buildup on threads). I've put alot of force on
but I can't get it to budge. <sigh>
For tools I'm using a big pair of needlenose Vice-Grips, and another
big regular Vice-Grips on the "blade-style" strut shaft top (it's not
allen style). Of course there's gotta be some better tools to use.
are the proper tools? (I've used this method successfully many times
before, until now)
I've sprayed penetrating oil in there, but I don't think it's getting
it needs to get, because of the nylon threads at the top making such a
seal. I filled up the little gold cap with the oil and soaked it for a
to no avail.
I need to save the strut cartridge, BTW, so there won't be any
the shaft for this one.
Should I try to get a hold of a torch and heat it up? I tried a
lighter, and after burning my finger, the top of the lighter melted and
So, I'm stuff for now. :-(
Hey, the guy that bought my old Coupe GT and wrecked it, remember? He's
an '83 ur-q from Karquattro and should have it delivered in early
Another thing: I need to find a post-'85 Audi turbo motor, so if anyone
or knows of one near Southern Kalifornia, email me.