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    Thread: dont you hate it when it happens

    1. Member mk3jetta-man's Avatar
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      09-30-2012 08:18 PM #1
      so i was working on putting the coilovers in my girlfriends cabby today while she was at work and i got the first of the rear ones the driver side done fast like 30 min no problem and so i move to the passenger side rear and wouldnt u kno it the first bolt i go to take off broke and i cant get it out. so now tomorrow i have to find away to cut the other side of it off and get a new bolt to put it all back together. I would have had all 4 sides done in like 3 hours if it didnt happen. well at least it happened now and not on the road. Ill let u kno what happens tomarrow
      if your ganna be dumb you gatta be tough lol

      tight is tight, to tight is broken

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      09-30-2012 08:26 PM #2
      Is your girlfriend mad that you broke her bolt

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      09-30-2012 08:30 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by mk3jetta-man View Post
      i got the first of the rear ones the driver side done fast like 30 min no problem and so i move to the passenger side rear and wouldnt u kno it the first bolt i go to take off broke and i cant get it out.
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      09-30-2012 09:34 PM #4
      ya she was alittle but i told her its old and it was bound to happen. and to the other one ya this i kno i love doing the work but still hate it when it happens lol
      if your ganna be dumb you gatta be tough lol

      tight is tight, to tight is broken

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      09-30-2012 11:14 PM #5
      Well if it is a mk1, as I am unsure of, that is "normal'.... Just Mummify the Bolt with Teflon tape head to thread, then coat with Never-seize, the next time will be a piece of Cake.

      mk1, been there done that got the cap, cup and cut bolt.





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      10-03-2012 08:08 PM #6
      got it all apart and back in and now a front one broke lol never easy lol
      Last edited by mk3jetta-man; 10-03-2012 at 08:14 PM.
      if your ganna be dumb you gatta be tough lol

      tight is tight, to tight is broken

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