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Do this or get stuck....

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I was putting on a set of longer leaf shackles on the rear. As many of you know, it's helpful to drop the spare tire out of the way. Unfortunately, the mechanism that lowers the spare was pretty rusted. A few good shots with a hammer to loosen the rust, PB Blaster sprayed on top of the winding nut, and leaving it overnight finally got it to break loose. It was frustrating enough in my driveway. Can't imagine how pissed I'd be if I was actually in the middle of nowhere with a flat! I suggest that every 1st gen owner makes sure that they don't have the same problem. It's probably a good idea to lower the spare and give it a shot of PB or WD40 at least once a year.
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If you use WD-40 to break loose a bolt or whatever..It will promote oxidation and rust away on account that it is a solvent. Follow up with some good old grease or teflon spray to keep it working good.

P.S Pennbiker how is that center-cap i mailed you ::wink::

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