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wishbone mount corrosion

Postby PhilXXJ » 19 Nov 2017, 21:06

After a lot of squeeking from front suspension, decided to replace upper wishbone bushes. After removing the wishbones, noticed quit a bit of corrosion around where the 'sleeve' is mounted which the long bolt passes through. Has anyone else had this problem or is there a 'repair' panel available? have searched threads here and looked through suspension components on brickyard, jk etc but cant find anything :?
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Re: wishbone mount corrosion

Postby PhilXXJ » 20 Nov 2017, 21:21

Top pic causing me concern.. other side of van is fine
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Re: wishbone mount corrosion

Postby silverbullet » 24 Nov 2017, 19:14

Remember that iron oxide takes up around 10x the volume of the parent metal from which it derives.

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Re: wishbone mount corrosion

Postby PhilXXJ » 11 Dec 2017, 08:54

Thanks i chipped/scraped away as much of the 'iron oxide' as poss (not easy around the back using mirror/torch /chisel) anyway not as bad as i thought although metal is not quite as thick as it used to be! couple of coats of aquasteel and fitted the new wishbones.
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