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Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:18 am 
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hey guys,

the ball joints on my el need replacing, now i was thinking about pulling the uprights off and takin them to work and heating the upright and taking the ball joint out then using liquid nitrogen to shrink them back it,

would they be able to handle this or should i just press them in?

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:42 pm 
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Methinks pressing would be a whole lot simpler. Get the right tool from Repco, also makes it easier:

http://issuu.com/repco/docs/specialty_t ... ipBtn=true

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Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:45 pm 
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i have access to the oxy and liquid nitrogen at work so it'd be about the same, either way it's still got to be removed from the car to do it

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:38 pm 
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For starters, DO NOT HEAT any suspension or steering component....it will crack later on.
DO NOT put the BJ's in liquid nitrogen....it will interfere with the balljoint shank, as in, changes the metalurgical structure of the metal in the shank.
Press them out, and press them in....just like how Ford did it.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:42 pm 
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cjh wrote:
For starters, DO NOT HEAT any suspension or steering component....it will crack later on.
DO NOT put the BJ's in liquid nitrogen....it will interfere with the balljoint shank, as in, changes the metalurgical structure of the metal in the shank.
Press them out, and press them in....just like how Ford did it.

this all what i was looking for, cheers mate, but after testing them this arvo they appear to be fine so i i must be running a very bad camber,

 

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