which shop press for DIY stuff? (bearings/bushings/etc.)
Perry, Christoper (EDS)
chris.perry at weyerhaeuser.com
Sun Aug 11 23:16:57 EDT 2002
I got the Harbor Freight 12 ton press. It has worked for me with wheel
bearings and A-arm bushings and it was 99.00
From: Huw Powell [mailto:human747 at attbi.com]
Sent: Sunday, August 11, 2002 9:30 PM
To: auditude at cox.net
Cc: quattro at audifans.com
Subject: Re: which shop press for DIY stuff? (bearings/bushings/etc.)
> *sigh* I've been working on the '86 Coupe GT this weekend. I got three
of the four control arm bushings
> out and two pressed back in with my "HuwPress", when the (type 85
compressor mounting) bolt snapped.
> grrr! What a pita! I also crushed a 2" cap due to too small of a washer
and probably catching the 3/4"
> coupler on the control arm. The first three removals and two installs
went okay. It was nice to be able to
> do that at home. It's time consuming and tiring tho'.
that device seems to have a slightly limited lifespan. My first one
went for about 10-12 bushings before someone broke *something* on it.
It is also hard on worn out, rusty control arms.
> I think I want to buy a shop press, probably from Harbor Freight. I'd
like to hear some opinions on what
> press I should go for.
Clueless there, but the main advantage, as I see it, to my clumsy tool
is that you can use it under the car, which is less work, sort of.
Although I applaud your desire for an appropriate, versatile "real"
tool, you could get another one of those long bolts from a dealer for a
few dollars, if that is an easy option. Or at a junkyard, I guess,
though they can tough to extract.
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