Home  |  Forums  |  914 Info  |  Blogs
 
914World.com - The fastest growing online 914 community!
 
Porsche, and the Porsche crest are registered trademarks of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. This site is not affiliated with Porsche in any way.
Its only purpose is to provide an online forum for car enthusiasts. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
 

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

> Need help removing nut that holds shock in place, I've tried heat, a hammer and chisel...
914 RZ-1
post Feb 5 2023, 06:40 PM
Post #1


Porsche Padawan
***

Group: Members
Posts: 683
Joined: 17-December 14
From: Santa Clarita, CA
Member No.: 18,230
Region Association: Southern California



I'm trying to remove the nut that hold the shock in place. I need to replace the strut.

Attached Image

I've tried heat, but maybe it wasn't hot enough. How hot do I get it?

I'm using an 18" pipe wrench. It's the same one I put it on with. I changed the shocks about a year ago. It will not budge. It's hard to put leverage on when it's in the vise. I even hit the wrench with a dead blow hammer. It's currently soaking in penetrating oil.

I tried using a drift and hammer to break it loose. Didn't budge.

The next step would be to use a cheater bar on the wrench. However, I'm afraid I won't be able to hold it in the vice securely enough.

Does anyone have any other ideas?

Thanks!


User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
Replies
Van B
post Feb 8 2023, 11:39 AM
Post #2


Senior Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 1,613
Joined: 20-October 21
From: Maryland
Member No.: 26,011
Region Association: None



There are basically two version floating out there when you attempt a google search: E4-MS 08/4 and 08/6. the first link thin this thread, EDO Performance, wouldn't even allow me to order the item... said it can't ship to my Maryland address. I thought $5 was worth ordering in the blind just to confirm

I just assumed i would be welding together tools for the ball joint and strut, but I briefly had hope there was a confirmed strut option when I saw this thread... either way, I have enough 3/16" plate to make it myself lol out of spite for places that charge +$20 for stamped metal.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Superhawk996
post Feb 8 2023, 12:14 PM
Post #3


914 Guru
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 5,916
Joined: 25-August 18
From: Woods of N. Idaho
Member No.: 22,428
Region Association: Galt's Gulch



QUOTE(Van B @ Feb 8 2023, 12:39 PM) *

I have enough 3/16" plate to make it myself lol out of spite for places that charge +$20 for stamped metal.

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/happy11.gif) You’ll have burned $20 in time / labor by the time you cut the fist piece of steel. But, I know the feeling. Not a hard tool to make at all if you can weld.

You definitely won’t like the price of the ball joint tools. I bought the Baum. It will out live me and makes me smile when using it. There is a guy on TheSamba that makes a homebrew machined version for about $45 that @mepstein loves and recommends.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

Posts in this topic
914 RZ-1   Need help removing nut that holds shock in place   Feb 5 2023, 06:40 PM
r_towle   This https://www.edoperformance.com/products/bil.....   Feb 5 2023, 07:03 PM
Superhawk996   This https://www.edoperformance.com/products/bil....   Feb 5 2023, 07:19 PM
914 RZ-1   This https://www.edoperformance.com/products/bil....   Feb 5 2023, 08:11 PM
iankarr   Yep.   Feb 5 2023, 07:23 PM
r_towle   Google is your friend https://www.fvd.net/us-en/FV...   Feb 5 2023, 08:22 PM
914 RZ-1   Google is your friend https://www.fvd.net/us-en/F...   Feb 5 2023, 09:22 PM
Superhawk996   Measure the Bilstein sliding strut tube - my bet i...   Feb 5 2023, 10:43 PM
914 RZ-1   Measure the Bilstein sliding strut tube - my bet ...   Feb 6 2023, 10:58 PM
Superhawk996   Measure the Bilstein sliding strut tube - my bet...   Feb 6 2023, 11:12 PM
914 RZ-1   I have an email in to Bilstein. I'll let you a...   Feb 7 2023, 07:30 PM
Superhawk996   I think you’re on the right track - has to vary ...   Feb 7 2023, 08:02 PM
Van B   I can’t believe no one here knows the correct to...   Feb 7 2023, 11:49 PM
Superhawk996   I can’t believe no one here knows the correct t...   Feb 8 2023, 07:46 AM
930cabman   14" pipe wrench has worked just fine for me, ...   Feb 8 2023, 05:52 AM
Superhawk996   Best I’ve found - I think tool number is MS 08/6...   Feb 8 2023, 08:05 AM
Van B   There are basically two version floating out there...   Feb 8 2023, 11:39 AM
Superhawk996   I have enough 3/16" plate to make it myself ...   Feb 8 2023, 12:14 PM
mepstein   [quote name='Van B' post='3056474' date='Feb 8 20...   Feb 8 2023, 12:52 PM
Van B   I'm listening. That ball joint tool was the m...   Feb 8 2023, 01:05 PM
mepstein   I'm listening. That ball joint tool was the ...   Feb 8 2023, 01:16 PM
914 RZ-1   I bought both the tool from JimmyT and the wrench ...   Feb 13 2023, 10:16 PM
Van B   Thank you for posting that up! You just saved ...   Feb 13 2023, 10:19 PM
76-914   Got this adjustable gland nut wrench for $10....   Mar 13 2023, 08:54 AM
mepstein   Got this adjustable gland nut wrench for $10...   Mar 13 2023, 09:05 AM
76-914   Got this adjustable gland nut wrench for $1...   Mar 13 2023, 09:50 AM
VaccaRabite   Things change of course over time, but the school ...   Mar 13 2023, 11:47 AM
76-914   Things change of course over time, but the school...   Mar 13 2023, 12:12 PM
Van B   This thread came up via google so I thought it wor...   Jan 22 2024, 06:09 PM
Superhawk996   This thread came up via google so I thought it wo...   Jan 22 2024, 07:43 PM
technicalninja   Thanks for posting! Just ordered one. How can ...   Jan 22 2024, 06:18 PM
Superhawk996   How can they ship a $6 item for free??? Cau...   Jan 22 2024, 07:44 PM
Rufus   Corroded nuts & bolts? … penetrating oil? I...   Jan 22 2024, 07:08 PM
Van B   Ha! Yeah, I got away with one on that purchase...   Jan 22 2024, 07:55 PM


Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 



- Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 16th June 2024 - 06:03 PM