^^^ I used air tools, and that wasn't a problem, I could have taken the header bolts out with a regular socket. Trust me, I love my air tools, I wont take a single bolt off without them.
I've put several headers on focuses in my time, this one was a little different. We literally had to force the header up from the bottom because the runners kept rubbing up on the fan shroud.
The major problem was the amount of RUST on the car. The flex bolts were so rusted they HAD to be cut off, there was no longer a hex shaped head on the bolt or nut. Also the stock egr tube was stuck, no amount of heat or penetrating oil would loosen it. The heat shield was a little bit of a pain as well, but I would assume it would have went on a lot easier if we had the SVT power steering line.
All in all it wasn't that bad, just tedious because of all the rust and minor snags we'd run into.
ST Crew #19
2006 ST Turbo: JUNE 07 ROTM 2007 Ride of the Year
2000 ZX3: superturbochargedpartscar
2005 Shinka RX-8: too many mods....
Originally Posted by 03OrangeSVT
It was like concentrated death on chicken