[DML] Re: Trailing Arm Bolts Replacement Advice Please......:) Update
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[DML] Re: Trailing Arm Bolts Replacement Advice Please......:) Update



Hi

Thanks to all who emailed me and sent pics etc you were all a great 
help.

Managed to do the #pig# drivers side one on saturday. Yes its an 
automaitic.... A friend and i spent around 5 hours down a proper pit, 
getting the old bent tab out and the new one back in. Old tab was in 
an as new and shiny condition, only it was definatley bent perhaps 3 
degrees about centre and of my 3no shims on that side, one was 50 
percent rotated to the others . Bolt torque was checked prior to 
removal and it was definatly not loose. Only the bend in the bolt was 
making the shims rotate.

Thank god the head on the bolt had an allen key fitting, there is no 
way of getting a socket and wrench back on the inside to torque it 
all back up... and to any one who has had to do this job with the car 
just on ramps my deepest sympathies! 

I will be doing a 'How too' on this for future reference. Writing it 
up whilst it is fresh in our memories :)

BTW I like the video link of the factory  posted recently.. with the 
guy tightening up that tab... wish it was that easy!

Easier side will be done in the near future ...

And on another positive note my occasional rear clunk has definatley 
now gone.....

Regards

Mike
#2001 Auto
Yorkshire, UK


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Mike Bosworth" <mike.bosworth@xxxx> 
wrote:
> Hi All
> 
> I am going to tackle my trailing arm bolts replacement tommorow , i 
> have a new set of bolts from Hervey and some new SS shield nuts 
from 
> Grady.
> I cant really see a 'how to' anywhere on this, I have found the 
> article on the DML tech page but without sounding ungreatful its a 
> little bit sketchy and disjointed. Has anyone documented this or 
have 
> any advice on the same. If i have known i wouldnt get any 
> instructions whatso ever i would have gone for tobys tabs but hey 
you 
> live and learn.
> 
> Thanks for any advice guys... I will be documenting this and doing 
a 
> pictured 'how to' .
> 
> With his permission, I have recently done a front lowered 
replacement 
> spring swap 'how to' in the the style of 'Jordan Rubin', this 
should 
> be going on line on his site for all to see soon, however if you 
> would like a copy emailed over please let me know.
> 
> Mike
> #2001  / Auto
> Yorkshire, UK






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