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 Post subject: restore tie rod ends
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:55 am 
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I am looking for a way to restore (or disassembly) the tie rod ends. They are in good shape however the previous owner decided to have them painted.

I have the old version with access for lubrication. I prefer to restore them rather them taking new ones.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:32 am 
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I cleaned mine up on a wire wheel and flushed them out with a multi-pupose solvent. I then repainted them black and regreased them. The wire wheel also cleaned up the threads so adjusting is easier.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:42 pm 
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I think the thread has to be free of paint in order to be able to fit is the tube.
How can you avoid the the thread will start rusting?

My idea was to seperate the 2 parts of the tie rod end, but this seems to be impossible.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:09 pm 
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I haven't separated the parts. I use molybdenum grease on the threads.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:01 pm 
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Thanks! I was wondering can the tie-rod ends be disassembled?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:48 pm 
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I don't think so, Guido, but perhaps others with more experience will weigh in.

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