Hi all just ordered two TSW upper wishbones, when I replaced these last time I went through the correct process and fitted the long bolts the correct way round, now as I am more then a little ****ed of at having to do them again so soon after buying the wrong make from Euro car farts I was wondering if people have managed to just use an angle grinder to cut the bolt head off and then buy new bolts to replace them putting the nut end near the spring.
Some claim to have done it, however I'd be wary of waving an angle grinder in the wheel arch. As you've done it before why not simply do it again and, as you say, fit the bolt with the nut on the spring side.
Also do I need to apply more grease to the wishbones ? I think last time I just put some red grease along the bolt shaft.
Greasing the bolt is a waste of time, it doesn't move, what you must grease is the bushes. The metal collar insert will come out fairly easily, it's here the grease is needed as the bush rotates around the stationary collar, if it's dry it will creak. You'll see some white/cream grease in there but not much.
Now then, although I've never seen it, there are some types of wishbone where the bush will also come out (the only ones I've seen has the bush bonded to the wishbone), if it will come out apply grease between the wishbone and bush too.
Thorough greasing of the bushes prevents the creaking and premature wear of all upper wishbones regardless of manufacturer and/or how much you paid for them.
Oh any idea where to buy the long bolt and nut.
part #82427709 currently £12.35 + delivery.