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Old 02-16-2017, 04:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys anybody got any tips on getting the bolt out that holds the ski on ? Trying to get them out to shim the ski an can not remove the bolt the nut came of but can't get bolt out..Tried the impact gun..then got pissed an can't even pound it out..any tips other then removing it all an getting pressed out ?
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Old 02-16-2017, 09:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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first soak it in some penetrating oil, then some heat next...?
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Old 02-16-2017, 09:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Seen it many, many times, it's rusted and expanded in the ski leg bushing. You'll more than likely end up needing to saw off both ends of the bolt, (usually with a cut off wheel on a die grinder,) then using a 5/8" drill bit, drill out the ski leg bushing..best to use a drill press or mill.

BTW, even a press is unlikely to remove it.
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try and spray some "PB Blaster", (available at almost any auto parts store and Wally world) penetrating catalyst all over it, let it soak overnight. Used it many times on my truck suspension and shitty bolts rusted on. it will penetrate and loosen rusted on bolts. put a nut back on the bolt and bang on that so you don't screw up the threads or blossom the end of the bolt.
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try and spray some "PB Blaster", (available at almost any auto parts store and Wally world) penetrating catalyst all over it, let it soak overnight. Used it many times on my truck suspension and shitty bolts rusted on. it will penetrate and loosen rusted on bolts. put a nut back on the bolt and bang on that so you don't screw up the threads or blossom the end of the bolt.
ATF and acetone works even better.

I've seen dozens & dozens of those bolts corrode in place, they're almost impossible to remove without cutting them off. They spin in the bushing.
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ATF and acetone works even better.

I've seen dozens & dozens of those bolts corrode in place, they're almost impossible to remove without cutting them off. They spin in the bushing.
Do you mix them ?
What causes them to penetrate ?
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Do you mix them ?
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Yes mix. Google it, you'll be surprised how much better it works than anything you can buy. Been using it for over 40 years. Lots of You Tube and other info on it, here's one.

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mine are stuck in my skiis, tried to push one out with a 20 ton press, the bolt started to crush before it would come out, POS design.

I mixed up some acetone and atf and have been squirting it into the hole for the grease fitting. Once they get bad enough I'll cut the bolts and drill them out. I just have junk steel skiis anyway...
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mine are stuck in my skiis, tried to push one out with a 20 ton press, the bolt started to crush before it would come out, POS design.

I mixed up some acetone and atf and have been squirting it into the hole for the grease fitting. Once they get bad enough I'll cut the bolts and drill them out. I just have junk steel skiis anyway...
I have made a cheap fix so that doesn't happen again.
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Yes mix. Google it, you'll be surprised how much better it works than anything you can buy. Been using it for over 40 years. Lots of You Tube and other info on it, here's one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CESDxCloCoQ

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