Drop links aren't fun...are they...

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Moog
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Drop links aren't fun...are they...

Post by Moog »

Bought new Delphi drop links for my Mk1 Xsara Picasso. Last set lasted 25k miles but getting clonky.

Nice easy job for a bank holiday weekend...Yes not too bad if you don't encounter a rusted thread/nut on the top ball joint behind the strut - one with a crudded-up and rounded-off Torx hole :(

Eventually got it off with a combination of an angle grinder that was too big really, and a Hilka nut splitter from Screwfix cranked up with a 19mm socket on a torque wrench - that splitter thing seems to be made of fake metal but it just about got there...
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Re: Drop links aren't fun...are they...

Post by steen2345uk »

I use a dremmel myself
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Re: Drop links aren't fun...are they...

Post by Moog »

steen2345uk wrote:
03 Jun 2021, 15:56
I use a dremmel myself
Yep - that's on my Christmas list :)
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Re: Drop links aren't fun...are they...

Post by Michel »

Angle grinder every time :) Takes some inventiveness to get at the top one, but it is possible - certainly on a Xsara TD, a Berlingo, a Xsara Picasso.. an MX5 and more 🤣