Rear suspension; window cranks

David Pertuz d.pertuz at
Mon Apr 9 13:28:14 EDT 2018

Oh, I forgot about that - thanks. I may wait until summer to do the
suspension (the lumber rumble annoys me, but I can live with it, and the
car still feels great on stock springs and AGXes) but I'm going to Kroil
the hell out of everything and approach it with patience, an electric
impact and a big cheater bar.


PS Tim, are you going to the Mitty? I may be in Atlanta that weekend and
while flying is more likely, I'd rather drive if I can make the time. I'd
be in either the 911 or the SPG.

On Sun, Apr 8, 2018 at 9:28 PM, Tim Rogers <timprogers at> wrote:

>  For the rear suspension, the long bolt that goes through the bottom of
> the hub is often the worst to deal with. I would start with that one as it
> helps to have everything else tight so that it doesn't move around as you
> are trying to break it free. Use lots of Kroil not only on the nut but on
> the other sides of the ears it passes through.
> Tim Rogers
> On Sun, Apr 8, 2018 at 6:30 PM, Christopher Scarpulla <
> cscarpulla at> wrote:
>> The trick to the torsion bars is to replace them when they're not in
>> tension, which is with the trunk closed, or close to closed. Lay on your
>> back in the trunk with your legs hanging out over the bumper, and you'll
>> figure it out from there.
>> C
>> On Sun, Apr 8, 2018 at 4:58 PM, David Pertuz <d.pertuz at> wrote:
>>> Dude, that's a great tip. I just hit the handle that's off the car with
>>> my heat gun and after a few minutes it's about 90% as good as new. It's a
>>> bit tricky to heat it up enough but not too much that you start softening
>>> the texture molded into t.
>>> So anyone done rear suspension in recent years?
>>> Also: tips to get the trunk torsion bar back in? I had to do this and
>>> replace a hinge years ago and it sucked. Then, years ago, one of the
>>> torsion bars popped out again and I've spent ages opening the trunk as a
>>> two-man or two-step operation, which is a pita. I seem to recall you have
>>> to insert the fixed end then twist it about 90 degrees to get et the other
>>> end seated, which is kind of hard without a helper, or shutting yourself in
>>> the trunk.
>>> David
>>> On Sunday, April 8, 2018, Ray Kawski <rkawski at> wrote:
>>>> I have a PDR friend who pulled all my dings before I drove to Florida
>>>> with my NX2000.    I pulled the door panels to put new speakers in and for
>>>> him to get to some dings easier and he saw the door handles and did it to
>>>> mine and I was like WHOA!!!
>>>> RK
>>>> On Apr 8, 2018, at 11:40, David Pertuz <d.pertuz at> wrote:
>>>> Huh! Never joe have guessed that. I do have a heat gun, so I'll try
>>>> that. Thanks!
>>>> David
>>>> On Saturday, April 7, 2018, Ray Kawski <rkawski at> wrote:
>>>>> David wrote:
>>>>> > Anyone have a pair of window cranks that haven't turned white-ish?
>>>>> This is the only thing in the interior that bugs me now.
>>>>> Got a heat gun?   Lightly heat them with the heat gun and they will
>>>>> turn back to the correct color.    Don’t get too close or you will have
>>>>> mush.
>>>>> RK
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