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Author Topic: Droplinks. What a silly design.  (Read 1451 times)

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Re: Droplinks. What a silly design.
« Reply #15 on: 02 February 2020, 13:55:59 »

Then use a 17mm spanner to stop it spinning ::)

I would come and do it for you but I really cba ;D

I did have hold! It just jammed solid partway down the thread...

Still, half an hour with the Dremel at a more social hour and I've got it off intact. Just a trip to the fastener man tomorrow for two new nuts and I'll be happy.
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Re: Droplinks. What a silly design.
« Reply #16 on: 02 February 2020, 14:49:49 »

Then use a 17mm spanner to stop it spinning ::)

I would come and do it for you but I really cba ;D

I did have hold! It just jammed solid partway down the thread...

Still, half an hour with the Dremel at a more social hour and I've got it off intact. Just a trip to the fastener man tomorrow for two new nuts and I'll be happy.


Couple of m10150 nylocks,  you must have them in the nut-n-bolt box, which is always under the bench,, or a draw in the tool box. :)
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Re: Droplinks. What a silly design.
« Reply #17 on: 02 February 2020, 15:43:43 »

to add to daves comment above .yes re pack with grease.even if you are fitting new drop links as the more grease in there (within reason) the less chance of water getting in and ruining them !
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Re: Droplinks. What a silly design.
« Reply #18 on: 02 February 2020, 15:57:38 »

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Re: Droplinks. What a silly design.
« Reply #19 on: 02 February 2020, 16:00:36 »

I don't believe that I have ever refitted used drop links :-\
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Re: Droplinks. What a silly design.
« Reply #20 on: 02 February 2020, 16:31:05 »

I think mine are original, 81k miles , just repacked ,no play
there are some cheap junk drop links i've put on astras before and swapped again 1 year later  :-[
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Re: Droplinks. What a silly design.
« Reply #21 on: 02 February 2020, 17:14:40 »

I don't believe that I have ever refitted used drop links :-\

4.5k miles, barely used! :D

Loving that photo, when I get the workshop built I might have to make it into a poster!
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Re: Droplinks. What a silly design.
« Reply #22 on: 02 February 2020, 17:28:38 »

Love the photo! Sums up owning an older car perfectly.
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Re: Droplinks. What a silly design.
« Reply #23 on: 02 February 2020, 17:42:53 »

I don't believe that I have ever refitted used drop links :-\
Only droplinks I have refitted are Meyle HD's, they are the only ones that (GM included) have lasted more than 20K, ones on the daily are well over 100K and still fine with three wishbone changes in that time!
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Re: Droplinks. What a silly design.
« Reply #24 on: 03 February 2020, 10:43:45 »

Then use a 17mm spanner to stop it spinning ::)

I would come and do it for you but I really cba ;D

I did have hold! It just jammed solid partway down the thread...

Still, half an hour with the Dremel at a more social hour and I've got it off intact. Just a trip to the fastener man tomorrow for two new nuts and I'll be happy.


Couple of m10150 nylocks,  you must have them in the nut-n-bolt box, which is always under the bench,, or a draw in the tool box. :)


A Dremel to cut off M10 nuts? Just how many discs did that cost you, let alone the time it took.


Nylocs probably aren't necessary for these.


We are all wirebrushing the exposed thread and nut before using the spanner as best practice and common sense require?
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Re: Droplinks. What a silly design.
« Reply #25 on: 03 February 2020, 12:34:49 »

Steady now, there's that word again...  ;D
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Re: Droplinks. What a silly design.
« Reply #26 on: 05 February 2020, 15:42:27 »


We are all wirebrushing the exposed thread and nut before using the spanner as best practice and common sense require?

Yup! And, as every time, I slipped and wirebrushed my hand as well... I don't know how I'm allowed out without adult supervision!

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