Heating up metal at home

jay1983

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Hey everyone.

Strange question this but I intend on changing my ARB bushes but have read horror stories regarding bolts shearing off etc.
what kind of item could I use to heat up the metal sufficiently to reduce the risk of shearing the bolts. Would a torch a plumber used to solder be ok to use?as I am only doing this at home and won't need to use it very often am I correct in thinking this will be the safest and most cost effective way of doing so?
 

daveenty

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I use the same, a little gas blowtorch. It didn't have much effect on some really rusty old bolts under my Jeep, but the heat, combined with lots of penetrating fluid, eventually worked and, after a couple of attempts I managed to get them off. :)
 

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Get the yellow 'Map Pro' torch gas as it has a significantly hotter flame than the normal propane blowtorches.
 

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Blow torch should be okay. Just be patient and get it glowing red hot. Watch out for any rubber bushes near by...
 

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Use blow torch to heat outside metal and then a squirt of freeze ya nuts off on the nut or bolt to rapidly cool it down never fails for me.
 

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Get the yellow 'Map Pro' torch gas as it has a significantly hotter flame than the normal propane blowtorches.

THIS!!!!

My crank pulley wouldn't come off for anything except this stuf!!!!
 

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