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Offline Orphanater88er

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Stuck Castle Nut
« on: August 29, 2009, 02:30:12 PM »
One of the castle nuts on the rear axle of my 67 bus wont come off. Iv tried putting a pipe cheater on, heating the nut up, soaking it in penetrating oil. I even busted a 3/4 in ratchet on it. Any ideas on how to get it off?
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Re: Stuck Castle Nut
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2009, 05:20:15 PM »
I'm not being a smartass - did you remove the cotter pin?
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Re: Stuck Castle Nut
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2009, 09:32:35 PM »
One of the castle nuts on the rear axle of my 67 bus wont come off. Iv tried putting a pipe cheater on, heating the nut up, soaking it in penetrating oil. I even busted a 3/4 in ratchet on it. Any ideas on how to get it off?

I've only seen one that wouldn't come off....... we had to cut the nut with a grinder and cut off wheel......on each side of the castle nut...making sure not to go all the way through to the threads of the axle........  then take a BFH and a chisel and split the nut....... works every time....... just be careful not to damage the threads...........  thumb1

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Re: Stuck Castle Nut
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2009, 03:32:21 PM »
Ha ha, ya I took the pin out, I could see how that might be a problem. it looks like im just going to end up cutting the nut off, thanks.
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