Originally Posted by Jimbob
So this winter i have decided to change the axles for some new ones, i could get the individual parts however have decide just to change the whole lot and its seem that cost v time this is the best option for me
I have looked at the axles to find out which avonride they are, thus i can order. I have also established that taking the wheels off one set of axles at a time (will put wood under as well for support) allows me to get to the bolts holding the axle on - all well and good to here and it means i dont have to put the boat in the water.
The tricky bit, i cannot shift the bolts, any suggestions. I was thinking of putting penetarting oil on, but the are quite rusty.
I am sure someone has hit the same problem. The trailer is RM
Don't know about on a trailer but having restored several old vehicles I do know about rusty bolts!!!
WD40 works wonders - spray loads on - then loads more as it evaporates quite quickly.
Make sure you clean any rust off with a wire brush and then use a good socket that is a perfect tight fit. Use a breaker bar or similar or an old torque wrench you don't care about. It should move - depends on the size of course - if they are small - you may shear them off but if good quality bolts it's unlikely.
Are the bolts going into a blind hole or do they go staright through with nuts the other side? If the latter then you need to release the nuts first - no good just trying to turn the bolt.
I know people who have to resort to grinders and all sorts