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    ARB Bushes

    Hey Guys,

    Today i tried to keep busy with a few bits i bout within the week. My aim has been to bring my car back up to a good standard and on the menu was ARB D Bushes and Tie rod ends.

    Managed to easily get the arb bushes sorted out and now my car feels epic and feels tighter upfront...
    but the tie rod ends were a real pita and looked fused together and nearly rounded the thing off. so i left that and went on my day like nothing happened.

    ARB still in

    Old ARB out .... crappy


    Is there any hints or tips of getting these rie rod ends off??
    they look like they haven't been changed since 1999

    Thanks
    My Build Thread... Nothing too special


    Mods: ASN Sticker on Rear Driver Window, Forge 006, KO3s Turbo, Silicone TIP, 3inch Downpipe, Decat, FK Coilovers, Bosch Aero Retrofits, NGK 6458 Sparkplugs.

    To do : Front and Rear 25mm ARB, Strut Brace, Adjustable Droplinks, Poly Red DogBone, Remap, FMIC... to be completed


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    mine came off easy so soory no help

    Could always cut the nut off if your fitting new ones
    red to red black to black blue to bits

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    Mine were really seized on, I got a man with oxy acetylene torch to heat it up and loosen them for me,
    The new ones I put on were given a lick of copper grease to avoid future issues

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    S3 Front Brake Setup, R-Tech stage 1.5 custom remap 218BHP@229FT/LB

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    as above blowtorch and elbo grease.....
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    A3 1.8T Sport (98)
    Fusion Stage 1 Remap
    Pipercross Panel Filter
    Forge 007p Recirc Valve
    Stainless Exhaust
    G60 Solid Flywheel & VR6 Clutch
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    Thanks guys, managed to eat some extra wheatbix and blowtorched the living daylights out of it. A few rude words were exchhanged between me and the tie rod ends and off it came!
    My Build Thread... Nothing too special


    Mods: ASN Sticker on Rear Driver Window, Forge 006, KO3s Turbo, Silicone TIP, 3inch Downpipe, Decat, FK Coilovers, Bosch Aero Retrofits, NGK 6458 Sparkplugs.

    To do : Front and Rear 25mm ARB, Strut Brace, Adjustable Droplinks, Poly Red DogBone, Remap, FMIC... to be completed


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    Quote Originally Posted by Markeyboy View Post
    Mine were really seized on, I got a man with oxy acetylene torch to heat it up and loosen them for me,
    The new ones I put on were given a lick of copper grease to avoid future issues
    My local friendly mechanic conveniently was out of gas so tried a few garages till i got fed up and went to buy my own for home use!
    My Build Thread... Nothing too special


    Mods: ASN Sticker on Rear Driver Window, Forge 006, KO3s Turbo, Silicone TIP, 3inch Downpipe, Decat, FK Coilovers, Bosch Aero Retrofits, NGK 6458 Sparkplugs.

    To do : Front and Rear 25mm ARB, Strut Brace, Adjustable Droplinks, Poly Red DogBone, Remap, FMIC... to be completed


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    one of the handiest little things to have when dealing with older cars
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    A3 1.8T Sport (98)
    Fusion Stage 1 Remap
    Pipercross Panel Filter
    Forge 007p Recirc Valve
    Stainless Exhaust
    G60 Solid Flywheel & VR6 Clutch
    3 Careful Owners

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    My new best friend after the breaker bar, copper grease and some Wd40
    My Build Thread... Nothing too special


    Mods: ASN Sticker on Rear Driver Window, Forge 006, KO3s Turbo, Silicone TIP, 3inch Downpipe, Decat, FK Coilovers, Bosch Aero Retrofits, NGK 6458 Sparkplugs.

    To do : Front and Rear 25mm ARB, Strut Brace, Adjustable Droplinks, Poly Red DogBone, Remap, FMIC... to be completed


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    petrol and a match helps when there is no hope
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    A3 1.8T Sport (98)
    Fusion Stage 1 Remap
    Pipercross Panel Filter
    Forge 007p Recirc Valve
    Stainless Exhaust
    G60 Solid Flywheel & VR6 Clutch
    3 Careful Owners

 

 

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