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Control arms advice

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by Stu-pid, Aug 30, 2013.

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    I've just bought a full febi control arm kit and I'm fitting it myself. I've ordered some plus gas and plan on cleaning all the bolts and fittings and apply twice a day the week before I fit them to hopefully make it easier going.

    So does anyone have any other tips for me doing this job.
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    get some new bolts for the top arms
    they twats to get out so have them on standby
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    The kit come with all new bolts and arms so hopefully covered there. My lump hammer and punch as well as the rest of my roller cab of tools will be coming home
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    Get genuine arms. aftermarket are ****. ive experianced' also get all new bolts etc with genuine
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    It's a febi bilstein full kit. Not a Chinese cheap kit.
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    Pinch bolt is usually a pain if you have ally and not cast arms as the bolt that goes through corodes against the ally and forms a white powder causing it to get stuck and can be a ***** to get out
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    I've read it can be a pain that, I'm hoping that the plus gas will work if not the blow torch will be coming out and the big hammer.
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    The bolts are all easy to get out, except the pinch bolt, you can squirt as much plus gas as you like on that and won't do anything to help move it.
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    Ah rite. Just lots of swearing and a big hammer and punch
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    Be carefull with heat on ally too,
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    Thank Paul for the advice
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    Arrh the pinch bolt . Boy I spent 2.1/2 hours on 1
    and a little faster on the other side
    heat , oil , all the high street gizmos ,
    nop
    just hard work and don't give up !
    I had to cut and punch out bit by bit
    best of luck dude ...
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    Thanks I'm looking forward to do it haha
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