So, I have gone through about 6 heating cycles with a hot air gun set on 'Burn your skin off in an instant!' setting. I assure you the nut is undone. I have got weight on it via the ball joint removing tool. I am astonished that it just will not let go.
Unless I knew better, I would think that someone in the factory was feeling like a joke and assembled it also using Loctite anaerobic 40 bazillionzillion.
After each time of heating it, I spray it with either WD40 or some silicone spray that I have in the vain and futile hope that it may find its way between the surfaces and help it let go.
I left some weight on it last night after another uneventful heating episode. I came home from work, all happy that it must have let go during the day, but alas my hopes were dashed like a ship in the night on a sharp, unrelenting reef with a lighthouse that just was not visible over the 50' waves. Nor the foghorn over the savage tempest that mariners call 'weather.'
I have hammered both sides of the casting under tension. No go.
I have tried hammering on the top of the tool where it is sitting on the nut. it just looks at me and sniggers. Much like the mosquitoes that you have in your room at night that are ventriloquists. You know the ones. They sit on the curtain rail with their mate and then its "Watch this." Starts the 'nnnnnnnnnnnn' noise and throws his/her voice so that you give yourself an almighty smack on the side of your head right near your ear, thinking all the while "I'll get him soon."
I swear the sound changes to "ne ne ne ne ne."
Where was I? Ok yes. Ball joints.
Tomorrow, another day, another, more than likely, useless heating episode.
Hey could be worse. This could be Barry's car.