Re: [DML] Re: Modified Trailing Arms For 1/2" Bolts
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Re: [DML] Re: Modified Trailing Arms For 1/2" Bolts

Nick Kemp wrote ,  ----On 2/8/2012 9:24 AM  ---------------------------:
> Good discussion on the Trailing Arm Bolts.  Here is one more thought...
> The original TA bolts on 897 were *rusted *to the TA bushing so bad 
> they never were removed.  And I tried everything short of drilling 
> them.  I eventually replaced the TA arms.  When rusted like this, the 
> pressure applied by torquing the bolt was not transmitted down the 
> entire bolt length.  It was only transferred to the point where the 
> bolt secured to the bushing inside the TA and this could result in a 
> loose connection between the TA and the frame.
> Why is this pertinent to the discussion you ask ....When we think of 
> alternatives, consider corrosion and corrosion induced seizure as 
> problems to be resolved.  Yes, greasing them upon installation is an 
> alternative but how many of us remove the TA bolt to periodically 
> replenish the grease?
> Nick


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