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newbie with questions

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by chaka, Apr 23, 2003.

  1. chaka

    chaka

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    If the PO of my 1980 fj40 put in a 250 Chevy Inline 6, does that mean he had to replace the driveshafts? or could he have used the existing ones (and tranny cases).

    Also, any tips on removing my rear driveshaft? I have tried to take the yokes off but can't seem to budge the bolts. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

    Chaka
     
  2. erfworm

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    chances are that if he didn't have to move the tranny/tcase than you got the same driveshafts :dunno: As for the bolts, alot of liquid wrench and plenty of time for it to soak in usually works for me, oh yeah and a big breaker bar :D
     
  3. Gus

    Gus SILVER Star

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    A blow torch is the best tool I've ever used on seized bolts, heat up the nut (almost cherry red if the nut is really stuborn), not he bolt, then rapidly cool it with water. Break out the breaker bar (you may not even need it), the bolts should come undone. :G
     
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    Failing the wrench route, definately go with the blow torch. However, you will most likely have to replace the yolk, as those grease seals damage quickly with heat.
     
  5. chaka

    chaka

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    i hope the wrench route will do it, i am hesitant to use a torch so close to the gas tank (especially a leaky one). Actually that is the reason i am taking the driveshaft off, i have to replace the tank.

    Thanks for the tips
    Chaka