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Old 10-01-2012, 08:40 PM   #1
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Header wrap - anyone break bolts from manifold?

I'd like to wrap my header since the heat-shield is now only held on by gravity. But I'm worried about getting the bolts out without breaking them. Anyone break off the bolts? It's not a place that I'd want to use a torch so what do people suggest to ease the job?

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Old 10-01-2012, 11:47 PM   #2
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pb blaster and use some common sense if they feel like they are going to break off STOP and get out the torch sometimes just a simple tap on the socket will shock the nut loose
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If your talking about the 3 header collector to cat bolts.....just cut them off. It's quicker and easier. If your talking about the bolts that hold on the heat shield.... I suggest you carefully cut the welds for the standoffs and smooth the welds out. It will look much cleaner and look more professional. I did mine and haven't looked back.

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