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Posted September 11, 2013 - 07:38 PM

DO NOT USE HEAT!!!!!!!
 
 
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=jBUVzgCHHuA

 

Wow! And I thought a near hernia was painful enough. That not only would have hurt, but I'm pretty sure it would have neutered me as well. 



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Posted September 11, 2013 - 08:04 PM

Talk about an eye opener!  Thanks OB.



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Posted September 11, 2013 - 09:48 PM

....but I'm pretty sure it would have neutered me as well. 

 

Shouldn't be a problem.  You're too old for more kids anyway. :smilewink:


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Posted September 12, 2013 - 12:10 AM

You can heat them, just break the bead first. You may think taking the valve core is enough, but it might not be, only so much air can go through it at once.

 

If you didn't watch that video, I'd suggest that you do.

 

At 5:50 he talks about one case where the tire was deflated, and the valve stem removed, and then another where the tire DID have the bead broken.

 

The one with the bead broken actually reseated itself.

 

Three rules about using heat on a wheel/tire:

 

1. Don't use it.

 

2. Don't ever us it.

 

3. Don't never ever use it.


Edited by OldBuzzard, September 12, 2013 - 12:12 AM.

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Posted September 12, 2013 - 07:38 AM

I just sent my boos this thread to have him show that video at safety meeting because I know I've used a torch to heat rusted lug nuts . and I'm sure others I work with did too , thanks OB


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Posted September 12, 2013 - 08:03 AM

I just sent my boos this thread to have him show that video at safety meeting because I know I've used a torch to heat rusted lug nuts . and I'm sure others I work with did too , thanks OB

I used to have to cut the nuts off after our tire man got a hold of them. I couldn't do a brake job on a MP car without replacing a few studs.

 

That video was an eye opener.


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Posted September 12, 2013 - 08:52 AM

I used to have to cut the nuts off after our tire man got a hold of them. I couldn't do a brake job on a MP car without replacing a few studs.

 

That video was an eye opener.

 

 

That's why I said trailer it to a tire guy.  They have guns to overly tighten, as well as remove them.


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Posted September 12, 2013 - 02:57 PM

some times if you try tighting a nut a litttle and try removing the nut some times it comes off


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Posted September 18, 2013 - 08:38 PM

Just an update. I went out tonight to give each of the lug nuts another tap, and another dose of penetrating oil. Figured I might as well try them again to see if there were any changes, and sure enough, they all finally broke loose. And no damage to the 1/2" breaker bar, 11/16" socket, or to the studs. So now with the wheels removed from the hubs, I can finally order new brake shoes, and get the transmission transferred from this H1 over to the H3.

 

Thanks for all of the help guys, I appreciate the advice!  :thumbs:


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Posted September 18, 2013 - 08:41 PM

Glad you didn't break your nuts ... Um, er...
Well, glad you got the wheels off.
Thanks for the update.

Good luck with the brakes.
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Posted September 18, 2013 - 09:47 PM

sure glad you got the wheels off with out breaking anything

 

now the fun begins


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Posted September 19, 2013 - 09:34 AM

What penetrating oil did you end up using?  Glad you got the wheels off with no damage.  :thumbs:


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Posted September 20, 2013 - 08:05 PM

What penetrating oil did you end up using?  Glad you got the wheels off with no damage.  :thumbs:

 

I'll have to check Bill, but I think the can is marked 77. I think the can has a red paper label with blue lettering. We use the stuff at work when we are servicing coiling roll up doors, and the stuff usually works pretty fast. I'll check it out tomorrow and let you know the name of it.


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