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Old 05-13-2000, 04:48 PM   #1
chrisj
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Angry failed P1 install

I tried and tried to get the lower driver side bolt off. I used an impact and a 3ft breaker bar. Oh well, I'll just pay the $150 to have done. I hate paying for stuff that I have the capability to do.

Oh yea, whats up with the round break lines. There is nothing for a wrench to grip to.
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Old 05-13-2000, 05:36 PM   #2
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Too bad you were not over here in the SF bay area (Calif).

Today I was over at Ravent's with a couple other guys. We were having an installfest and had Imprezer, as well as Kartboy there. Kartboy installed his shifter/bushings into my RS...it took the MAN less then 5 minutes to get both in!!!

I am sure that someone there could have helped you get the suspension in.

Sorry to hear you had a tough time.....I know how it sucks when you have to pay someone to do something. Hope you get your suspension in...like to hear how it handles when you get it working.

Cheers

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Old 05-14-2000, 01:56 AM   #3
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Hey that was a great meet (cuz its my first) and yea Kartboy rules =)

did u get that exhaust eddy? how do u like it?

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Old 05-14-2000, 07:00 AM   #4
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please tell me your gonna have it in by this coming weekend...?

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Old 05-14-2000, 06:54 PM   #5
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Wait a minute here... Why do you need to turn the brake line? There is a bolt that connects it to the caliper. I am confused!
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Old 05-15-2000, 06:26 AM   #6
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chrisj, what all did you try on that nut?

first of all, the bolt is nearly impossible to move until the nut is free. so if you were turning on the bolt end, there's your problem.

second, if the nut wouldn't move did you try a penetrant like liquid wrench or even WD-40?

third, if all that fails then make sure all the solvents (step 2) are cleaned up and get out the propane torch. heat the nut until it's red hot, then you'll be able to twist it off with ease.
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Old 05-15-2000, 06:46 AM   #7
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CollinL, do you think that I am a frickin idiot? I didn't get my mechanical experience from Sport Compact Car. I just didn't have the time to drive the 1.5 hours to my dad's shop to get the burning rig.

Sorry to sound so short, but man. Some of you guys think that your the only ones that can work on cars. This is precisely why I don't post more than I do.

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Old 05-15-2000, 06:53 AM   #8
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Have a Nice Day?

Whoa there fella, just trying to help. No, I don't think you are a "fricken idiot". I wrongly assumed that you might be posting looking for help, but clearly you're just doing it to vent.

And I have had great luck with a $5 off the shelf propane torch, nothing special... any hardware store or Wal-Mart carries them and they're closer than 1.5 hours away, and unless you're somewhere really remote.

I was also going to ask about what part of the brake line you were trying to disconnect, but forget it now.
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Old 05-15-2000, 07:01 AM   #9
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ChrisJ

Why have a go at someone who is trying to help?????

The lower bolt is the camber adjustment bolt, and canot be turned until the nut is released and the upper bolt is also released

Hoping not to get attacked for trying to help

Paul

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Old 05-15-2000, 07:07 AM   #10
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Sorry to attack you, no hard feelings. As far as the brake line. At all of the connections, I think that there are 2 in the well. On a normal car there are sides that a wrench can grip, so that you only need to replace either the lower or the upper brake line. On our cars you have to disconnect at the caliper.
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Old 05-15-2000, 01:05 PM   #11
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Ok, so I am the only one here that does not know what any of this means...Thats alright, when I get rich, Chris can help me install..................................rite?

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Old 05-15-2000, 01:15 PM   #12
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Smile

After this weekend I am bringing all of my shop tools down to York. No more running around or paying for oil changes.
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Old 05-15-2000, 01:28 PM   #13
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man, that's odd that the nut wouldn't come off. My car has 59,000 miles and two salty michigan winters under its belt, and they came off without using a breaker bar. Perhaps they torqued them to higher specs after 98MY?

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Old 05-15-2000, 02:07 PM   #14
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Sorry

Got it wrong - as Chris mentioned it is the upper bolt that is used for camber adjustment

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