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Old June 2nd 17, 07:08 PM posted to uk.rec.cars.maintenance,uk.d-i-y
Chris[_5_]
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Default Bolt heads covered in ****e

Hi all,

Got to drop a rear subframe out over the weekend. There are 8 principle
bolts holding the thing in position, all accessible from the side with
the rear wheels removed. Should be straightforward except for the fact
that they're smothered in some sort of rust-preventive goo/underseal/tar
and it looks like being a bugger to get off. I only need to clear the
bolt heads and the area around them by a few mill in order to get a
socket on 'em. Any ideas what would be best to get this crud off them?

cheers in advance.

chris.
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Old June 2nd 17, 07:48 PM posted to uk.rec.cars.maintenance,uk.d-i-y
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Default Bolt heads covered in ****e

On 02/06/17 20:08, Chris wrote:
Hi all,

Got to drop a rear subframe out over the weekend. There are 8 principle
bolts holding the thing in position, all accessible from the side with
the rear wheels removed. Should be straightforward except for the fact
that they're smothered in some sort of rust-preventive goo/underseal/tar
and it looks like being a bugger to get off. I only need to clear the
bolt heads and the area around them by a few mill in order to get a
socket on 'em. Any ideas what would be best to get this crud off them?


blowtorch?
wire brush?

Otherwise just hammer the socket on.

Its soft stuff innit?



cheers in advance.

chris.



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Old June 2nd 17, 07:48 PM posted to uk.rec.cars.maintenance,uk.d-i-y
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Default Bolt heads covered in ****e

Chris wrote:
Hi all,

Got to drop a rear subframe out over the weekend. There are 8
principle bolts holding the thing in position, all accessible from
the side with the rear wheels removed. Should be straightforward
except for the fact that they're smothered in some sort of
rust-preventive goo/underseal/tar and it looks like being a bugger to
get off. I only need to clear the bolt heads and the area around them
by a few mill in order to get a socket on 'em. Any ideas what would
be best to get this crud off them?

cheers in advance.

chris.


Clean one of the bolt heads then find the socket that fits.
Use hammer to knock same socket onto the rest of the bolt heads. Underseal
is not tough stuff.


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Old June 3rd 17, 06:53 PM posted to uk.rec.cars.maintenance,uk.d-i-y
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Default Bolt heads covered in ****e

On 6/2/2017 8:48 PM, The Natural Philosopher wrote:
On 02/06/17 20:08, Chris wrote:
Hi all,

Got to drop a rear subframe out over the weekend. There are 8 principle
bolts holding the thing in position, all accessible from the side with
the rear wheels removed. Should be straightforward except for the fact
that they're smothered in some sort of rust-preventive goo/underseal/tar
and it looks like being a bugger to get off. I only need to clear the
bolt heads and the area around them by a few mill in order to get a
socket on 'em. Any ideas what would be best to get this crud off them?


blowtorch?
wire brush?

Otherwise just hammer the socket on.

Its soft stuff innit?


I was amused to hear a supplier quite seriously use the term "Birmingham
Screwdriver" the other day, in the context of a piece of nuclear power
plant which they make.
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Old June 3rd 17, 08:26 PM posted to uk.rec.cars.maintenance,uk.d-i-y
newshound
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On 6/3/2017 9:22 PM, jim wrote:
newshound Wrote in message:
On 6/2/2017 8:48 PM, The Natural Philosopher wrote:
On 02/06/17 20:08, Chris wrote:
Hi all,

Got to drop a rear subframe out over the weekend. There are 8 principle
bolts holding the thing in position, all accessible from the side with
the rear wheels removed. Should be straightforward except for the fact
that they're smothered in some sort of rust-preventive goo/underseal/tar
and it looks like being a bugger to get off. I only need to clear the
bolt heads and the area around them by a few mill in order to get a
socket on 'em. Any ideas what would be best to get this crud off them?


blowtorch?
wire brush?

Otherwise just hammer the socket on.

Its soft stuff innit?


I was amused to hear a supplier quite seriously use the term "Birmingham
Screwdriver" the other day, in the context of a piece of nuclear power
plant which they make.


Aka Liverpool screwdriver et Al

Well this was a firm from Walsall

:-)
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Old June 3rd 17, 11:12 PM posted to uk.rec.cars.maintenance,uk.d-i-y
Peter Hill[_5_]
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Default Bolt heads covered in ****e

On 03-Jun-17 9:26 PM, newshound wrote:
On 6/3/2017 9:22 PM, jim wrote:
newshound Wrote in message:
On 6/2/2017 8:48 PM, The Natural Philosopher wrote:
On 02/06/17 20:08, Chris wrote:
Hi all,

Got to drop a rear subframe out over the weekend. There are 8
principle
bolts holding the thing in position, all accessible from the side with
the rear wheels removed. Should be straightforward except for the fact
that they're smothered in some sort of rust-preventive
goo/underseal/tar
and it looks like being a bugger to get off. I only need to clear the
bolt heads and the area around them by a few mill in order to get a
socket on 'em. Any ideas what would be best to get this crud off them?


blowtorch?
wire brush?

Otherwise just hammer the socket on.

Its soft stuff innit?


I was amused to hear a supplier quite seriously use the term "Birmingham
Screwdriver" the other day, in the context of a piece of nuclear power
plant which they make.


Aka Liverpool screwdriver et Al

Well this was a firm from Walsall

:-)


It was Manchester nails and screwdriver when I was taught how to fit
piano hinges on drinks cupboards.
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Old April 15th 18, 09:51 PM posted to uk.rec.cars.maintenance,uk.d-i-y
jim
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Default Bolt heads covered in ****e

Chris Wrote in message:
Hi all,

Got to drop a rear subframe out over the weekend. There are 8 principle
bolts holding the thing in position, all accessible from the side with
the rear wheels removed. Should be straightforward except for the fact
that they're smothered in some sort of rust-preventive goo/underseal/tar
and it looks like being a bugger to get off. I only need to clear the
bolt heads and the area around them by a few mill in order to get a
socket on 'em. Any ideas what would be best to get this crud off them?

cheers in advance.

chris.


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Old April 15th 18, 09:51 PM posted to uk.rec.cars.maintenance,uk.d-i-y
jim
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Default Bolt heads covered in ****e

newshound Wrote in message:
On 6/2/2017 8:48 PM, The Natural Philosopher wrote:
On 02/06/17 20:08, Chris wrote:
Hi all,

Got to drop a rear subframe out over the weekend. There are 8 principle
bolts holding the thing in position, all accessible from the side with
the rear wheels removed. Should be straightforward except for the fact
that they're smothered in some sort of rust-preventive goo/underseal/tar
and it looks like being a bugger to get off. I only need to clear the
bolt heads and the area around them by a few mill in order to get a
socket on 'em. Any ideas what would be best to get this crud off them?


blowtorch?
wire brush?

Otherwise just hammer the socket on.

Its soft stuff innit?


I was amused to hear a supplier quite seriously use the term "Birmingham
Screwdriver" the other day, in the context of a piece of nuclear power
plant which they make.


Aka Liverpool screwdriver et Al

--
Jim K


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