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 Post subject: 96 Special Tools
PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:37 pm 
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Location: Herefordshire
Car Model: 900i '87 96V4 '72 E30 Alvis
Has anyone got:
1) Road spring compressor
2) Rear hub puller
for a 96, that I can borrow/rent/buy (in order of preference)?


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 Post subject: Re: 96 Special Tools
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:26 am 
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Location: Hertfordshire
Car Model: 1961 96 two-stroke
A standard large-size three-legged puller should be OK for the back, hooked round the edge of the brake drum, as the wheel bearings aren't a particularly tight fit on the stub axle. Standard coil-spring compressors, the paired ones on threaded shafts, are OK for the front springs.

John


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 Post subject: Re: 96 Special Tools
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:17 pm 
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Location: East Fife.
Car Model: 78 SAAB 96,/78 MGB/LHD Twingo
Never needed a puller to get my rear hubs off.
A few taps with a mallet, has done the trick since day one, and I've had them off several times.

Be very careful with the front springs, they are under a lot of compression, and if your spring compressors let go, you could lose your head!!

Andy


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 Post subject: Re: 96 Special Tools
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:41 pm 
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Car Model: 9-5 estate 900 8v 95 van
The Troll wrote:
Never needed a puller to get my rear hubs off.
A few taps with a mallet, has done the trick since day one, and I've had them off several times.

Be very careful with the front springs, they are under a lot of compression, and if your spring compressors let go, you could lose your head!!

Andy
Can only second what Andy said, proper Saab compressor far safer and likewise with hubs, come off with a little encouragement.


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 Post subject: Re: 96 Special Tools
PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:13 pm 
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Location: Herefordshire
Car Model: 900i '87 96V4 '72 E30 Alvis
Thanks guys.
Will try a puller for the hubs, but struggled with 3 spring compressors to get the springs off and not entirely happy that they were safe, hence my request for the proper ones


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 Post subject: Re: 96 Special Tools
PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:05 pm 
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Location: Bath/ Dublin
Car Model: 8V-V4
As said before, normally no need for a puller for the rear hubs.

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 Post subject: Re: 96 Special Tools
PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:49 pm 
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Car Model: 900i '87 96V4 '72 E30 Alvis
Adjusters are ceased, so a 3 leg puller may be necessary


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