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Old 06-03-2020, 05:56 PM   #1
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Default Very unhappy with turbobricks TAB tool

In just one job the bolt and nut threads are done and the tool wont actually “press” when it comes time. After starting on my second job I was barely able to remove the first but got it. Now after 4 hours of just trying the second one, when it comes time to press the nut and bolt wont even turn, even with a 2 foot breaker bar!

This is ridiculous and has wasted my day. I shouldn’t have to spend time trying to find a replacement bolt and nut after one trailing arm bushing job.

Do the hardware stores even carry an 8” grade 8 bolt. Lowes gave me a galvanized steel 8” that snapped right in the middle after little pressure
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Old 06-03-2020, 06:08 PM   #2
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who made it?
did you lube it?

if you made it, you didn't use the proper bolts
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Old 06-03-2020, 06:16 PM   #3
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It's a fine thread bolt. Its like 7 or 8 dollars for one.
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Old 06-03-2020, 06:17 PM   #4
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The holes on mine weren't centered. So it didn't work for removal of bushing. I sawzalled old bushing out. It works for pressing in bushing. You only need 1/2 to 3/4 inches of movement. I hope the oe tool works better.
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Old 06-03-2020, 06:26 PM   #5
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Its the tool being sold on here. I bought it last year. It worked great for the first job. I also remove the metal centers of the old bushing to ensure centering of bolt. The bolt just cant handle several uses. The second half of the bolts threads are screwed. Everything lubed and proper. I know how to do this job right the first time.

I dont know if lowes carrys the grade 8 fine thread bolt. They claim they dont. If I have to order and wait for one ill be furious for sure.
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Old 06-03-2020, 06:29 PM   #6
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They don't. It's a special bolt. Mcmaster carries it. Well inas about to say ace hardware might carry one.
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Old 06-03-2020, 06:29 PM   #7
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Yea exactly. More bs
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Old 06-03-2020, 07:04 PM   #8
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Just for your information. The center bolt on my genuine volvo tool is considered the 'consumable' part of the tool. When the bolt on mine broke I got a new one from Baum tools. That is when I found out the bolt is the wear item on this tool. With plenty of penetrating oil on the bushing for a few days and then the tool well greased I haven't broken a bolt in a long time.
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Just for your information. The center bolt on my genuine volvo tool is considered the 'consumable' part of the tool. When the bolt on mine broke I got a new one from Baum tools. That is when I found out the bolt is the wear item on this tool. With plenty of penetrating oil on the bushing for a few days and then the tool well greased I haven't broken a bolt in a long time.
The bolt wearing down is a given. I have used the homemade press at least 6 times and my bolt is good(I've forgotten about greasing it a few times and it still worked, well for pressing bushing in).
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Old 06-03-2020, 07:11 PM   #10
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I have the OE and a DIY tool. The grade 8 bolt on both are the weak link.
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Old 06-03-2020, 08:01 PM   #11
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Did you grease the threads up on the bolt and nut before you started?
I'm on 3(?) sets of TABs with the DIY tool that's being sold here. I just use moly grease on the threads, and I even use it with my big air impact for instant gratification and fear.
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Old 06-03-2020, 08:25 PM   #12
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Keep it greasy so it goes down easy.

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Old 06-03-2020, 08:58 PM   #13
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Old 06-03-2020, 10:13 PM   #14
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I have a vague remembrence of a rec to use anti-sieze, not grease. something something about the pressures involved, vs friction?
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Old 06-03-2020, 11:13 PM   #15
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Depends on the kind of grease. Some are rated for high pressures and should not squeeze out, others are not. Detailed specs should be available online. I think most of the "extreme pressure" greases have moly(bdenum disulfide) in em.
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Did you grease the threads up on the bolt and nut before you started?
I'm on 3(?) sets of TABs with the DIY tool that's being sold here. I just use moly grease on the threads, and I even use it with my big air impact for instant gratification and fear.
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Old 06-04-2020, 12:36 AM   #17
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Here's the bolt from McMaster... Love that place
And the nut...

My OEM tool died on the first try fully lubbed and with bushing shells soaked overnight. Goes to show you never know...
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Here's the bolt from McMaster... Love that place
And the nut...

My OEM tool died on the first try fully lubbed and with bushing shells soaked overnight. Goes to show you never know...
I have 49 of those nuts in a dusty box.
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I have 49 of those nuts in a dusty box.
It appears you have a lot of nuts.


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Old 06-04-2020, 05:49 AM   #20
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I have 49 of those nuts in a dusty box.
I found uses for about half of them over the years. Here's where at least six of them went.





For OP, +1 on grease, and I think maybe forgo the impact tool on this.
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I have 49 of those nuts in a dusty box.
Yeah, just checked... same here.
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Old 06-04-2020, 06:30 PM   #22
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I also add in that the grease I use is the extreme pressure moly stuff. It's the stuff used for CV joints.
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Old 06-04-2020, 10:03 PM   #23
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Where did you buy it from? A specific member?
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Old 06-05-2020, 08:00 AM   #24
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Yea dont remember the name. The bottom line is if you’re going to buy this tool you’re going to need the extra hardware. Really after the cost of the tool with shipping plus the extra hardware (which is hard to get bc most places that sell these grade bolts don't sell to individuals, only businesses) you’re better off buying the volvo tool for $90 on fcpeuro
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Old 06-05-2020, 02:16 PM   #25
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If the volvo tool is $90 that is almost half the price it use to be. When I bought mine I paid about $175 for it. Do a couple of TAB jobs for some other folks and that will pay for the tool.
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