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Old 02-10-2006, 10:15 AM   #1
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Rusted Cat!! :o

my cat is RUSTED onto my exhaust, well the bolts are rusted where if i turn the socket it get rust falling off...now how the hell could i remove these bolts so i can remove the cat to put on a hi-flow? (same goes for the other side of the cat too) there is so much rust its sad, wd40 can't do nething, like the bolts are completely deformed.

also does a hi-flow cat come with new bolts and nuts? or should i go to home depot to pick some up? If so what size should i get?

I'm thinking about sawzalling the hell out of the cat and its bolts, i'll prolly need a new gasket or two but thats cheaper than bring it to a shop and letting them do the same i'd guess.


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Old 02-10-2006, 10:19 AM   #2
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theres's this stuff called PB just call a parts place and ask for a can of PB, then wait for the weather to warm up a bit, spray PB on the bolts, and wait 15 minutes, they'll come off like they were new :)
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theres's this stuff called PB just call a parts place and ask for a can of PB, then wait for the weather to warm up a bit, spray PB on the bolts, and wait 15 minutes, they'll come off like they were new :)
tried PB as well :( me and my friends have tried everything PB, WD40 and some other stuff he had lying around which usually works, we were going to torch it (just for fun) then we came to our senses of the flammable liquids we just put on it LOL
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You might have to take it to an exhaust shop unfortunatly. And yes you will need new bolts you cannot use the existing ones. But you can use the gaskets that are on there.
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Old 02-10-2006, 10:30 AM   #5
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Impact wrench........
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I am no master mechanic...but if they are rounded out its time to bust out the Vise Grips and get ready to grip that handle as tight as you can...lock those babies on that bolt head and give er H3!!. or a cut-off wheel and cut the bolt head off and pound them out. (If you have a good air hammer you could just bust off the nuts. If you dont think you can handle it take it to an exhaust shop and pay them to not destroy your car. (Its easy to sheer a bolt if you have a good air hammer) just be very careful and take your time
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i had a hell of a time taking my exhaust bolts off to install my mbrp. i ended up taking it to a shop.
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Old 02-10-2006, 11:47 AM   #8
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unfortunately many exhaust shops here wont touch a CAT unless its deemed for replacement...or i can make sure the owners arent around
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what size bolts are needed? and what grade would be best? if i wanted to get a new gasket, what part # is it?
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Take it to a shop and tell them that your doing some work on you exhaust, "IF THEY ASK" what your doing tell them your putting on a high flow cat or that you need to remove the cat in order to put on your new exhaust but that you are putting the cat back on. next have them heat up the bolts and use an impact wrench to losen them for you, tell them it is to make it easier for you to remove, then take you car back home and finish the job!!

Thats what i did with my ORP!!

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