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 Post subject: Pressing Lower Balljoints EF / EL
Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:23 pm 
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Need to get the 2 lower Balljoints pressed in, already have the old ones out; Can anyone recommend somewhere to get these pressed in, SouthWest and Western Sydney, Campbelltown area prefered, at a resonable price, one quote I have had was for $50.00 each, don't think he wanted the job.
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 Post subject: Re: Pressing Lower Balljoints EF / EL
Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:33 pm 
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Paul try Rex Stafford at Yennora. Very good suspension place.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Pressing Lower Balljoints EF / EL
Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:34 pm 
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Wholesale Suspesion at Penrith Paul.
I believe Racedirector got his done there pretty cheap.
I could grab the arms on Friday night and drop them in for you if you wanted.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Pressing Lower Balljoints EF / EL
Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:34 pm 
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Ive had Pedders do mine for me and they charged $50 each. Took them no more than 15 minutes.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Pressing Lower Balljoints EF / EL
Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:25 pm 
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sounds like you need to get youself a small press, I got one from supercheap cost ~120$, I did all the ball joints on my car last week, took about half an hour to press tham all in once I got all my jigs organised..

Pic: pressing in a upper ball joint...

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 Post subject: Re: Pressing Lower Balljoints EF / EL
Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:38 pm 
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And you can buy a special lower ball joint pressing tool for e series falcons. From memmory its about $50. But makes life much easier.
But I guess unless you don't do heaps of them it wouldn't pay off.
$50 each is a bit steep imo. Shouldn't be more then $35 each.
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 Post subject: Re: Pressing Lower Balljoints EF / EL
Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:49 pm 
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87SIlude wrote:
And you can buy a special lower ball joint pressing tool for e series falcons. From memmory its about $50. But makes life much easier.
But I guess unless you don't do heaps of them it wouldn't pay off.
$50 each is a bit steep imo. Shouldn't be more then $35 each.


ha ha, the pressing tool I used was a 1 to 2inch BSP reducer I got out of the shed, just needed to grind the thread off the 2 inch end, so it fitted snug, I used it to press in the bottem ball joint, and used it againg to sitt the spindle on to press in the upper ball joint (as per pic).

 

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 Post subject: Re: Pressing Lower Balljoints EF / EL
Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:19 am 
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That'd do too.
My boss likes having the propper tools tho. Good for me.
We did have just a pipe that was bent to fit in the back of the stub axle but it was used for a bigger job and ended up a S shape.
And then was put back without anyone being told. next ed that needed lbj done ended damn close to a hospital trip.
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 Post subject: Re: Pressing Lower Balljoints EF / EL
Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:25 am 
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try pedders paul,i got mine done for under 60 bucks here in the gong,i dropped them off and picked them up later-6hrs,had a few sets done and got cheaper each time.also depends on how busy they are as to costs.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Pressing Lower Balljoints EF / EL
Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:50 am 
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Just been quoted from Pedders at $20.00 ea to press in. This is with Steering Knuckles off car and old ball joints removed. I think I will go with them.
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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:28 am 
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Good price. Go for it.
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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:31 am 
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Good price. Go for it.
Whilst the stub axle (steering knuckle) is off the car wire brush the dirt off and give em a hit with matt black paint. (Not on the axle bit)
Makes em look way better.
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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:11 am 
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Paul, If the ball joints have no grease nipple, might be an idea to pop the boots and pack them with graphite grease or similar.
Don't go overboard, as the boots will pop or split once in the car if there's too much.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Pressing Lower Balljoints EF / EL
Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:02 pm 
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They come pre greased with the correct ammount.
No need to put anymore it. It'll just cause the grease to pop the boot of.
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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:13 pm 
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87SIlude wrote:
Good price. Go for it.
Whilst the stub axle (steering knuckle) is off the car wire brush the dirt off and give em a hit with matt black paint. (Not on the axle bit)
Makes em look way better.


Already Degreased brushed and painted in Gloss Black Killrust. Ball joints fitted, took 15 min and $40.00, picked up ball joints at Bursons for $27.00 ea.
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