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Spoolin98 said:
pb blaster works wonders.
It sure does. But I broke 2 of them in the exhaust housing on Saturday :mad: $#)(*&(#*^%$
 
I just had my engine warm. my car is 16 years old, and has always been in buffalo. The car was warm and i got the exhaust manifold studs out of the head and the turbo bolts out. I did snap a bolt between the o2 housing and the turbo but that was after it was out of the car
 
(Edit: COPPER ;))Anti-seize. :thumb:
PB Blaster. :thumb:

Getting new cup washers sometimes helps with the turbo bolts backing out. 2 washers per bolt. The dots face outwards. Torque to about 40-45 ft/lbs.
 
MrBoxx said:
(Edit: COPPER ;))Anti-seize. :thumb:
PB Blaster. :thumb:

Getting new cup washers sometimes helps with the turbo bolts backing out. 2 washers per bolt. The dots face outwards. Torque to about 40-45 ft/lbs.
Ah, last time I used the silver spark plug anti-seize. Don't think it worked too well as it seemed to bond with the threads on the bolt. Any idea if the bolts are salvageable or should I just get some new ones?
 
Ordered 4, but they won't be in til Monday...so I guess it's time to take apart the car AGAIN then :rolleyes:

Should I put washers on the studs for the manifold also?

Thanks!
 
use a good air impact to remove them. mine came right out at 127xxx miles and 11 yrs old
 
If you find yourself breaking turbo/mani/o2 housing bolts do two things:

1) Support your downpipe with a bracket on the front of the engine. Stock engines have a loop support, you should make something similar.

2) PB blast: Heat engine/turbo up: remove slowly going both forwards and backwards as the bolt is coming out: Add copper anti seize going back in: Heat the mani/turbo up slightly with a torch before you put them back in.

60% of the time, it works everytime.
 
Any idea where to get copper anti-seize right now? AutoZone didn't have them and NAPA closed at 6 WTF
 
I used the standard silver anti-seize on my swap. I think you could get away with using it.
 
You have fastenal stores by you? They might/should have it. Or try some other autoparts stores.
EDIT--didnt catch the right now part of the question, sorry.
 
Yeah, I used some of the silver...I'm going to be swapping all the bolts w/new ones this weekend anyway :(

Thanks for the help!
 
has anyone had experience with the stainless steel ones offered by ffwdconnection? those as well as their exhaust mani studs look awesome.
 
unlmtdndeavor said:
has anyone had experience with the stainless steel ones offered by ffwdconnection? those as well as their exhaust mani studs look awesome.
They are extremely picky and very soft. I broke one upon installation and had to have a new one sent to me. I also needed a new turbine housing which I had to rush port in like 2hrs :( I haven't had them off yet but I will say that when you install then run a tap through your turbine housing threads and use some anti-seize. They send you a detailed instruction list for install so you have any problems with them.
 
The stockers work fine, I've never had any issues with them. I use the high temp anti seize from RRE, think its 2700 Deg. If you have issues with the bolts backing out you can always get a hole drilled in the head and wire them with stainless stell safety wire.
 
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