... finally needs to be replaced.
Oh, this is the '94 slightly lifted Disco - u-jointed rear propshaft -
Rovertracks trailing links.
Not wanting to fight with removing the old ball joint from its "holder",
I've had both pieces sitting on the shelf for some time now.
The ball joint seems to be a significant interference fit with the holder.
I'm a little nervous to press / whack it in, so I'm thinking that the holder
needs to sit in the oven for an hour or so and then slip the ball joint in.
Next question is alignment ... I'm planning a stop at the hardware store on
the way home to get a pair of longer bolts (with the heads cut off) to act
as guides for the ball joint and a pair of shorter permanent replacements
just to hold the thing in place.
The only ones that I have in my current inventory
that fit say "8.8" on
the heads. I don't see a reference to the appropriate fastener in the FSM.
Is that a satisfactory replacement?