[200q20v] Re: [s-cars] front suspension/replace tie rods

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Thu May 31 14:22:21 EDT 2001

Right on, Chris!


> From: C1J1Miller at aol.com
> Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 15:28:55 EDT
> To: <ikessel at amexol.net>, <gsfent at prodigy.net>
> Cc: <s-car-list at yahoogroups.com>, <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Subject: Re: [200q20v] Re: [s-cars] front suspension/replace tie rods
> (snip)
> "The moral of this story: if your adjusters are frozen solid and you don't
> have a well equipped mechanical lab at your disposal, perhaps it would be
> best for you just to bite the bullet and buy two complete new tie rod assys."
> -- 
> Igor Kessel
> two turbo quattros
> ----
> I'd say instead:  spend some time freeing up the adjusters at home, or pull
> them off and do them on the bench, prior to having the idiots break and mangle
> them doing the alignment.
> If the guys are charging $50 or so per hour, don't expect them to spend an
> extra hour or so freeing up frozen parts, unless you instruct them to do so.
> They'd rather try brute force or replace with new...
> Chris (who's kept his tie rod adjusters in good shape by occasionally
> loosening/tightening them with some penetrating oil added for good measure...
> remember to release the jam ring portion on the inside...)
> Chris
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