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Old 05.11.2015, 20:14
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Borrow a Plasma cutter or Oxyacetelyne torch

I know this is a long shot, but...

Does anyone have either a plasma cutter or an oxy torch I could borrow in the Zurich area? I'm replacing my struts and the top nuts ain't coming off any other way.

There is a nice box of beer in it for you.
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Old 05.11.2015, 21:07
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Re: Borrow a Plasma cutter or Oxyacetelyne torch

You should be able to get by with a handheld propane/mapp torch from obi, hornbach, et al. - approx. CHF 30.-

I assume you mean the 3 nuts (on each side) that hold the strut in place, and not the nut that holds the strut assembly together?

You'll need new strut mount bearings, too. But you probably know that already...

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Old 05.11.2015, 21:09
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Re: Borrow a Plasma cutter or Oxyacetelyne torch

Dremel with carbide disk will also do the job.

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Old 05.11.2015, 21:58
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You should be able to get by with a handheld propane/mapp torch from obi, hornbach, et al. - approx. CHF 30.-

I assume you mean the 3 nuts (on each side) that hold the strut in place, and not the nut that holds the strut assembly together?

You'll need new strut mount bearings, too. But you probably know that already...

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Yes, I have all the bearings, etc...

In my case, there is a nut above the bearing, and one below the plate. The one below is the dangerous one, and of course I will compress the springs before going anywhere near that one.

Maybe a small propane torch would be enough to do the trick. But I need to really cut it off, not just heat it so it can be loosened. It's really beyond any salvaging.
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Dremel with carbide disk will also do the job.

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I burned through a 10 pack of disks already before my dremel motor finally died. Time for the big guns.
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Re: Borrow a Plasma cutter or Oxyacetelyne torch

Assuming you might have the room to get in there, you could use a cutting disk on an angle grinder. You can get the disks at Hornbach or any of the Brico stores.
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I burned through a 10 pack of disks already before my dremel motor finally died. Time for the big guns.
You could borrow my "middle sized" Bosch angle-grinder - had it not eaten its pinion gear last week (3.50chf replacement part - 10chf postage - on a 70chf tool )

You could also borrow my BFO angle grinder which is mainly user for eat concrete - but I think that might be over kill.
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