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PostSubject: Damn springs   Fri 28 Jan 2011, 4:07 am

Guys had a slight issue with the springs ive fitted on the one side today.

Went to do the other side and the alum key has rounded off the inside of the spindle. Now lucky as i am i do have a spare set from the coupe and a set of EG ones however, I feel the the LCA bolt is going to break and I don't have one spare?? The other issue is that the same thing is happening with the spare set the alum key is just rounding off.

Any one got a spare EK rear LCA bolt? and a better Alum key??

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PostSubject: Re: Damn springs   Fri 28 Jan 2011, 4:38 am

i was gonna say, its worth going out and buying an expensive one cuz shite one's do just literally fark them up.

you might aswell go and buy some new from honda and dont forget to put some copper grease on before!

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PostSubject: Re: Damn springs   Fri 28 Jan 2011, 4:47 am

I did mate, I had a decent set but it farking snapped, then tried the cheepo ones and its just rounding. Gutted.. was half way to dumping the civic..

Ill pop out and get some Saturday, as for the LCA bolt was hoping some mite have a spare knocking around (just in case mine does snap if i cant get the top hat / spindle undone.)
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PostSubject: Re: Damn springs   Fri 28 Jan 2011, 8:45 am

when you take the suspension off the springs is under compression from the top hat if you were able to get some spring compressor's it would help with allowing to let the tension off the top nut, dont be scared to use a bit of heat Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Damn springs   Fri 28 Jan 2011, 8:46 am

Ive already cut the springs cus, Im gunna try some mole grips on the spindle at the top tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: Damn springs   Fri 28 Jan 2011, 8:48 am

be carful of the mole grips, you might take the thread off and fark them up test it on a shit one if you have one spare

like i said HEAT and wd40

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PostSubject: Re: Damn springs   Fri 28 Jan 2011, 8:52 am

I dont think its seized on I just need to jolt it a little - plenty of wd40, yeah I have a whole spare set and some EG ones as well so if I do mash it up i have reserves..
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PostSubject: Re: Damn springs   Fri 28 Jan 2011, 8:57 am

the heat will cause it to expand making it easier to get off

standard EG shocks wont fit right

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PostSubject: Re: Damn springs   Sat 29 Jan 2011, 12:26 am

ok so im picking up a few bits on the way home tonight to have crack at getting that nut off





Gunna give it hell
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PostSubject: Re: Damn springs   Sat 29 Jan 2011, 12:45 am

if they fail then try and get a little bigger alan key to fit in with a hammer!

if you know anyone with an air gun your away!

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PostSubject: Re: Damn springs   Sat 29 Jan 2011, 12:45 am

if they fail then try and get a little bigger alan key to fit in with a hammer!

if you know anyone with an air gun your away!

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PostSubject: Re: Damn springs   Sat 29 Jan 2011, 12:49 am

Nah mate no Air gun. I will try this first and see if all goes to plan ill let you know..if not then Ill have to cut up some shocks I have lying around..
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PostSubject: Re: Damn springs   Sat 29 Jan 2011, 1:53 am

i had a load of trouble with mine aswell on my EG i just cut a ridge in the top thread to hold it, was a bit of a mission but got if off so.....

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PostSubject: Re: Damn springs   Sat 29 Jan 2011, 9:39 am

All sorted im now rolling on an EG shock with a few washers and it done up major tight until I can get a spare EK shock.. no rush all seems well just been on a drive too..
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PostSubject: Re: Damn springs   Sun 30 Jan 2011, 3:43 am

The washers and the shock not sitting correctly will wreck the LCA bush in days, so try and get it sorted asap dude.
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