Right! I've decided to tackle this finally after getting stuck for the first time greenlaning (easy pull out from my friend, but I'll never hear the last of it). I've got my new actuator (good second hand) and I'm just putting the last coat of paint on it (white radiator paint over two coats of primer). I know from past attempts that the old actuator is 'welded' to the diff housing with bi-metal corrosion. All the nuts unscrew ok, but the thing won't shift with gentle persuasion. Has anyone got any tips? I'm worried about whacking it too hard as I've heard stories of the circlip on the end dropping into the diff, and besides it is mounted on studs (IIRC). The old body is crumbling away (the actuator that is), so can i just hacksaw off everything I can? Would that help? Has anyone done this and found it easy (or nightmarish)?