I posted recently on this Harbor Freight front wheel bearing kit that I am going to try out. Picked up the kit yesterday.
Started on the job today and got as far as the front axle nut and I can't get it off. Put a propane torch to it for about 5 minutes, doused it in cold water, (a 'trick' that I've used in the past with great success) put my trusty electric impact on it and it wouldn't budge. So I put a good 1/2" ratchet on it with a piece of pipe and ended up breaking the end off the ratchet! (Aaargh) I should also mention that I soaked it in Power Blaster for about 8 hours before I started.
I live in the boons, work on my own stuff, don't have a big air compressor, etc...
In applying heat, how long do you need to put the heat to it? (I already assume that maybe this 5 minutes of propane torch probably wasn't enough)
So, Forum Folk, let's hear all your tips on how to remove a really hard nut. (bolt?)
Edited by UMT, 13 June 2013 - 05:51 PM.