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Discovered the World's First GFN-20 prime!!!Discovered 2 mega primesFound 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de Primes321 LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,089,185)Cullen LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (21,197,588)ESP LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,089,407)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (21,873,609)PPS LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (21,918,476)PSP LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,117,197)SoB LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (26,779,370)SR5 LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,278,667)SGS LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,055,153)TRP LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,619,871)Woodall LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,394,541)321 Sieve Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (28,148,632)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,373,251)PPS Sieve Double Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000,000 credits (1,051,222,753)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,189,695)TRP Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,102,079)AP 26/27 Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (60,248,786)GFN Double Ruby: Earned 2,000,000,000 credits (4,441,230,816)PSA Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (198,313,575)
Message 94360 - Posted: 21 Apr 2016 | 1:07:24 UTC

Completely unrelated to crunching, but I have a bad u-joint in the front axle of my jeep, likely related to sandy salt and the like.

Getting the caliper and rotor off, no problem.
Getting the hub nut off, suprisingly easy (210 pounds of person on a 3' breaker bar = how much torque :))
Getting the abs sensor out of the hub...need a new one. Drat.
Getting the three bolts holding the hub on to the steering knuckle, several hours, lots of spray lube, and a number of bruises applied and chuncks of flesh removed.
Getting the hub off the knuckle. Straightforward. After a number of applications of a sledge and wedge.
Getting the axle out, piece of cake.
Pressing the u-joint out of the yokes, bent the u-joint press. U-joint bearing caps didn't budge.
#$!@#@!!!!

Will have to resort to the hammer and large socket method, I reckon. Perhaps tomorrow.

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Message 94361 - Posted: 21 Apr 2016 | 1:25:51 UTC

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Message 94373 - Posted: 21 Apr 2016 | 9:12:50 UTC

I feel your pain.

I can find my way around a machine shop. A couple of years ago a friend of mine who is also fairly tasty with a spanner asked if I would help him replace the steering pump on his 1990s LandRover.

It was a horror. As first designed in the 40s the LandRover was very basic and designed with UK screw threads and heads. As time went by bits were added with US threads and heads and then metric ones. I am sure it was easy enough to build but taking it apart was like an archaeological dig. You couldn’t remove A until you’d removed B but you couldn’t get B off until C was removed. C was the main chassis.

We slogged away for hours in his well equipped garage. “Tim,” he said “if we were doing this out in the desert there wouldn’t be vultures circling overhead. They’d be burping on the ground unable to fly.”

Van ZimmermanProject donor
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Discovered the World's First GFN-20 prime!!!Discovered 2 mega primesFound 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de Primes321 LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,089,185)Cullen LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (21,197,588)ESP LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,089,407)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (21,873,609)PPS LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (21,918,476)PSP LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,117,197)SoB LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (26,779,370)SR5 LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,278,667)SGS LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,055,153)TRP LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,619,871)Woodall LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,394,541)321 Sieve Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (28,148,632)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,373,251)PPS Sieve Double Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000,000 credits (1,051,222,753)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,189,695)TRP Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,102,079)AP 26/27 Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (60,248,786)GFN Double Ruby: Earned 2,000,000,000 credits (4,441,230,816)PSA Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (198,313,575)
Message 94376 - Posted: 21 Apr 2016 | 11:20:53 UTC - in response to Message 94373.

The older (and by older I mean everything before the current generation) jeeps were generally simply designed, quite durable, and a piece of cake to work on.

This current generation is just terrible. E.g. A two piece oil pan? Who does that?

To highlight the horrible mess of us and metric using the current project:
Lug bolts, us.
Caliper slide bolts, us.
Caliper to knuckle, metric.
Axle to hub, us, I think, although all the sockets I had in the 1 3/8" neighborhood were metric, which was slightly too big but worked anyway.
12-point bolts from knuckle to hub, originally metric, but the rusty bolts couldn't hold the torque necessary to remove them. (this is where the bruises and flesh wounds came from) I wound up hammering a slightly smaller us socket on to get them off.

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