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ChrisBoom
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Registered: 6th Dec 06
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13th Jun 07 at 23:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Im taking my exhaust off tomorrow for some welding, but the bolts at the downpipe are really rusted, and the socket just wont grip. Is there a easier way to take them off?
Scotty C
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Registered: 6th Nov 05
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13th Jun 07 at 23:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Drill them out if your rounding if off.
andyc1234
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13th Jun 07 at 23:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

mole grips?
VegasPhil
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Registered: 16th Jan 05
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13th Jun 07 at 23:43   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I got a breaker bar and a 6 sided socket on mine.


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Vaux Lad
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13th Jun 07 at 23:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hammer a slightly smaller socket on.
Ben ev
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13th Jun 07 at 23:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

hammers are the tool of the pikey! if you have to drill them use some easy outs and should come piece op
Vaux Lad
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LOL
fuju64
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14th Jun 07 at 15:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

blow torch, seriously....it works. it just gets all the rust off it enuf to undo it. takes a while tho. thats what i used to take off my rust back box bolts.
RCS
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Registered: 26th Jan 05
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14th Jun 07 at 16:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Try tightening them slightly first.
johnhara1
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15th Jun 07 at 14:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

soak them in wd40
Dee
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15th Jun 07 at 15:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Spit on them
dan-h
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15th Jun 07 at 19:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

wd40, six sided sockets, heat it up, if not just drill the fooker out. lol
corsasriboy
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Registered: 23rd Mar 07
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16th Jun 07 at 10:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

wd40,knock smaller socket on.think mine were 14mm bolts,then used 1/2 inch socket.dont hit it too hard or u WILL damage the manifold and head.
vx.racing
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Angle grinder.

 
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