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Old 08-13-2015, 04:30 AM
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I bought these 2.5 years ago and they're still going strong!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360272864868
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Old 08-13-2015, 06:24 AM
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MI5 solved my problem by selling me a spare set he had... The real problem is that they are an absolute bugger to fit due to corrosion. I had intended to change all four but gave up after replacing the broken one. I'll swap the other three when I've recovered!
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Old 08-13-2015, 06:33 AM
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I've ordered some of the Langdon ones.
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BMWZ4 - I have a foolproof method of sorting these bar stewards out for removal, basic tools only needed.

PM if you haven't managed to find an easy way so far
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Why don't you share with the forum? I.e. Sharing knowledge and helping others?
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Old 08-16-2015, 12:19 PM
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I did both the front drop links on my car and they were nicely seized.

Took me about 30mins to do both, I found this as the best method:

Undo the bolts until it starts to spin the shaft.
Pretty much destroy the assembly which leaves the shaft with the ball at the end which will spin with the nut.
Get a pair of mole grips to clamp the shaft.
Heat the nut up with blow torch until red hot.
Undo the nut.

This is what mine looked like in the end.
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Old 08-16-2015, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by RobinA3 View Post
I did both the front drop links on my car and they were nicely seized.

Took me about 30mins to do both, I found this as the best method:

Undo the bolts until it starts to spin the shaft.
Pretty much destroy the assembly which leaves the shaft with the ball at the end which will spin with the nut.
Get a pair of mole grips to clamp the shaft.
Heat the nut up with blow torch until red hot.
Undo the nut.

This is what mine looked like in the end.
That was my method too, minus the blowtorch. Lots of WD40 did the trick but mole grips are the key.
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Old 08-16-2015, 11:23 PM
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Even easier is to...

- Undo the nut until the whole thing starts to spin.
- Hammer the link away from the ARB and suspension arm, leaving just the little ball joints exposed.
- Use mole grips on the exposed balls (ouch!) and lots of penetrant (ooerr) and spanner to remove the nuts.

Edit: Must read posts properly, this is the very same method!
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Old 08-19-2015, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by TangoVTEC View Post
BMWZ4 - I have a foolproof method of sorting these bar stewards out for removal, basic tools only needed.

PM if you haven't managed to find an easy way so far
Cheers - I'll give you a shout if I need to change any of the other three
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