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Door bush replacement

PostPost by: davidallen » Tue Jun 07, 2005 7:35 am

Hi,

To replace the bushes on the door pillar on my +2 I first have to remove the
countersunk screw located in the door bottom and it is stuck fast!

Rather than resort to drilling it out, are there any tips or suggestions to
aid removal.

Thanks in advance.

David


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PostPost by: "Peter Motte \(Scarl » Tue Jun 07, 2005 9:14 am

This might sound odd, but... if it is rust which blocks the screw, try to
poor Coca Cola over it. I've heard numerous rumours that it works.

----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 9:34 AM
Subject: [LotusElan.net] Door bush replacement


Hi,

To replace the bushes on the door pillar on my +2 I first have to remove
the

countersunk screw located in the door bottom and it is stuck fast!

Rather than resort to drilling it out, are there any tips or suggestions
to

aid removal.

Thanks in advance.

David


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PostPost by: type36lotus » Tue Jun 07, 2005 1:36 pm

Coca-Cola contains Phosphoric acid, same thing as the commercial
rust removers. Coke not being quite as concentrated. On my baby
Elan the hinge brackets are aluminum. If you can remove yours
(assuming they work the same)then a little heat might expand the
hinge bracket enought to free the screw.
Mike G.

--- In ***@***.***, "Peter Motte \(Scarlet\)"
<[email protected]> wrote:
This might sound odd, but... if it is rust which blocks the screw,
try to

poor Coca Cola over it. I've heard numerous rumours that it works.

----- Original Message -----
From: "ALLEN, David" <[email protected]>
To: <***@***.***>
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 9:34 AM
Subject: [LotusElan.net] Door bush replacement


> Hi,
>
> To replace the bushes on the door pillar on my +2 I first have
to remove

the
> countersunk screw located in the door bottom and it is stuck
fast!

>
> Rather than resort to drilling it out, are there any tips or
suggestions

to
> aid removal.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> David
>
>
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PostPost by: B7wal » Tue Jun 07, 2005 2:29 pm

I know this sounds drastic, but after much persuasion failed, I used an
impact screwdriver. A few prayers were offered initially, but the screws
cracked off with a crisp blow with a heavy hammer - and no damage -
honest!
Alan W

-----Original Message-----
From: ***@***.***lto:***@***.***
Behalf Of Michael Geiger
Sent: 07 June 2005 14:35
To: ***@***.***
Subject: Re: [LotusElan.net] Door bush replacement

Coca-Cola contains Phosphoric acid, same thing as the commercial
rust removers. Coke not being quite as concentrated. On my baby
Elan the hinge brackets are aluminum. If you can remove yours
(assuming they work the same)then a little heat might expand the
hinge bracket enought to free the screw.
Mike G.

--- In ***@***.***, "Peter Motte \(Scarlet\)"
<[email protected]> wrote:
This might sound odd, but... if it is rust which blocks the screw,
try to

poor Coca Cola over it. I've heard numerous rumours that it works.

----- Original Message -----
From: "ALLEN, David" <[email protected]>
To: <***@***.***>
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 9:34 AM
Subject: [LotusElan.net] Door bush replacement


> Hi,
>
> To replace the bushes on the door pillar on my +2 I first have
to remove

the
> countersunk screw located in the door bottom and it is stuck
fast!

>
> Rather than resort to drilling it out, are there any tips or
suggestions

to
> aid removal.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> David
>
>
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue Jun 07, 2005 2:47 pm

David
If i remember correctly i had to hold mine upside down,protected from the floor and impact it out
John


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Hi,

To replace the bushes on the door pillar on my +2 I first have to remove the
countersunk screw located in the door bottom and it is stuck fast!

Rather than resort to drilling it out, are there any tips or suggestions to
aid removal.

Thanks in advance.

David
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PostPost by: "kandmpc" » Tue Jun 07, 2005 6:59 pm

I had the same problem and nothing I tried would move it, heat,
penetrating fluid or impact driver. I had to drill it out, it was
rusted solid.

Good luck

Ken
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PostPost by: poiuyt » Wed Jun 08, 2005 4:02 am

Try the "screw out" things sold by Sears. My wife uses them at work
and has no trouble removing stuck or broken screws.

Steve B.

--- In ***@***.***, "ALLEN, David" <[email protected]>
wrote:
Hi,

To replace the bushes on the door pillar on my +2 I first have to
remove the

countersunk screw located in the door bottom and it is stuck fast!

Rather than resort to drilling it out, are there any tips or
suggestions to

aid removal.

Thanks in advance.

David


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PostPost by: davidallen » Wed Jun 08, 2005 7:38 am

Thanks for all your replies. I have already tried the impact option with no
success. Looks like I will have to get my drill out!

David

-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Walton [mailto:***@***.***
Sent: 07 June 2005 15:29
To: ***@***.***
Subject: RE: [LotusElan.net] Door bush replacement


I know this sounds drastic, but after much persuasion failed, I used an
impact screwdriver. A few prayers were offered initially, but the screws
cracked off with a crisp blow with a heavy hammer - and no damage -
honest!
Alan W

-----Original Message-----
From: ***@***.***lto:***@***.***
Behalf Of Michael Geiger
Sent: 07 June 2005 14:35
To: ***@***.***
Subject: Re: [LotusElan.net] Door bush replacement

Coca-Cola contains Phosphoric acid, same thing as the commercial
rust removers. Coke not being quite as concentrated. On my baby
Elan the hinge brackets are aluminum. If you can remove yours
(assuming they work the same)then a little heat might expand the
hinge bracket enought to free the screw.
Mike G.

--- In ***@***.***, "Peter Motte \(Scarlet\)"
<[email protected]> wrote:
This might sound odd, but... if it is rust which blocks the screw,
try to

poor Coca Cola over it. I've heard numerous rumours that it works.

----- Original Message -----
From: "ALLEN, David" <[email protected]>
To: <***@***.***>
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 9:34 AM
Subject: [LotusElan.net] Door bush replacement


> Hi,
>
> To replace the bushes on the door pillar on my +2 I first have
to remove

the
> countersunk screw located in the door bottom and it is stuck
fast!

>
> Rather than resort to drilling it out, are there any tips or
suggestions

to
> aid removal.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> David
>
>
> CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE
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