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Old 01-20-2007, 03:08 PM   #1
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non-focus help!!!!

ok so were trying to install a pace setter header on my brothers 95' ford escort station wagon, and the thing is so old that one of the bolts on the heat shield napped in half! Any ideas on how to make the bolts come out more easily?


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Old 01-20-2007, 03:14 PM   #2
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soak them down overnight with either pb blaster, liquid wrench or some type of penetrating oil. should come out then. every once in awhile id give them another dose while its sittin waiting
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how do you soak bolts that are stillin the block? See my problem is that there in the block, there old, there rusted, and we don't want to break anywhile taking them out.
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Old 01-20-2007, 03:20 PM   #4
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i have a set of tools that are reverse thread. You tap the screw, and then screw this "bit" into the broken bolt and it worked great on my Eagle talon. i am not sure of the technical name for them.
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how do you soak bolts that are stillin the block? See my problem is that there in the block, there old, there rusted, and we don't want to break anywhile taking them out.
That's why goinloco1 recommended penetrating oil. You squirt it on the bolt (be generous) and wait a few hours. Two products that the "pros" use are PB Blaster and Kroil. Look for them at your FLAPS.
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Old 01-20-2007, 03:33 PM   #6
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FLAPS? wtf? and how long is a few hours?
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Old 01-20-2007, 09:39 PM   #7
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basically you just go to an auto parts store or hardware store pick up some PB blaster which works great spray it directly to the broken stud and other bolts and id say about an hour or so get the wrench and tighten and loosen the bolt slowly back and forth so it will loosen the threads up a lil
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And for the love of god, WD40 is not a penetrating lubricant. But yeah, just soak them lovingly and take your time. Often with the repeated heating and cooling the bolts on any exhaust system have a tendancy to seize and then snap when youre trying to get them out. I've run into this many times.
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i was hauling a motor mount off of a an old parts volvo onetime...wouldn't come out no matter how big a breaker bar i used...let it soak overnight with a penetrating oil - came out no problem.
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HEAT.Find someone with a torch and heat the head of the bolt cherry red.Let it cool.Heat it again.Let it cool.Tap it with a hammer.Try it.Work it slowly.Now add some juice.Heat it again.(watch out,most lubes are flammable)Tap it.It is MUCH easier to work the bolt out than get it out after it breaks.Heat is your best friend...
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