Took the day off today as the sun was out (but the Muck Spreaders where to!)
Total waste of time! As normal nothing went simple for me lol!
So I'm in need of advice again!
I got under the car and removed the centre of the rear engine mounting bush with a knife and hacksaw blade a twist as it was so broken up,
with the intention of pressing in the new one I got with sockets and threaded bar.
But I have no sockets big enough, they need to be huge! So I though,Il use the new bush to push the old one out as its the same width. But then I hit a snag that would have stopped me using even the right size socket.
With the engine still in the car, and wedging the mount down as far as I can its still not low enough to be able to centre a socket (or the new bush in this case) in there, theres not enough room.
Is there a tip on getting if further down, as far as I can see its down as low as it can go and its still obstructed from getting a socket or the bush centred?
So I thought, Il move on to something else, and decided to replace the rear gearbox mounting bush and get the anti roll bar out while it was lowered.
I eventually got the nut off the mounting after again using my new impact wrench, great so tap the bolt out and away we go.
NO the bolt will not shift! I tried to hammer it through, but it looks like the metal sleeve in the bush has welded itself to the bolts and it wont give!
So I guess my only option is to cut the bolt yes, I dont like the idea of getting a grinder in there as you have the brake pipes and handbrake cable close by. And there is not enough space for a hacksaw. So stuck there to.
Ideas please! Im concerned I will not have the right size socket again to press the new one in even if I do sort it so I think I need to go shopping