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Old 20 July 2012, 07:16   #1
Country: UK - England
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Length: 4m +
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seized jockey wheel help

Getting round to stuff on my new trailer and I need to free up the jockey wheel and also the light board bars and threaded screw on bits that secure them.

Any suggestions as both are solid....


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Old 20 July 2012, 08:06   #2
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Stock answer - jump in a time machine and go back and grease them!!

Or penetrating fluid, leave a while, careful application of heat, brute force etc...failing that angle grind the offending parts and replace.

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Old 20 July 2012, 09:16   #3
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Penetrating oil as per Max's suggestion (Plus Gas is best IME). Get some decent heat into them if you can (blowlamp/oxy acet). Once you get them to turn, don't try to wind them out all in one go. Go backwards and forwards (like you would when cutting a new thread with a tap).
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Old 20 July 2012, 17:53   #4
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Best portable heat is one of these burning the MAPP gas:

Rothenberger Super Fire 2 Gas Torch: DIY & Tools

Just about the next best thing to oxyacetylene, the garage have taken a seized on prop off a Halmatic 40 with mine and that's 10+kg of bronze to get hot

First use penetrating oil as above then burn 'em

Note of course that lots of heat doesn't do galvanising a lot of good. I don't know if you'd get to the point of creating the sort of nasty fumes that welding on galv will create, but if you do, hold your breath!
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