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This is a discussion on stubborn exhaust stud within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; hey everyone, my lil bro is putting shoties on his dodge pickup and on the left side of the engine ...

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    Question stubborn exhaust stud

    hey everyone, my lil bro is putting shoties on his dodge pickup and on the left side of the engine there is 2 studs instead of bolts. he got one stud out but the other is really stubborn, its hard for me to help since i am 1300 miles away, but i have him soaking it in penitrating oil, heating it up and tapping it while trying to turn it. just wondering if you guys have any helpful info. thanks

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    That is a good idea that you are having him do, not really much else you can have him do. I would just keep soaking it with with PB Blaster for a couple of days and give it a try.

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    Take a wire brush on a drill to the threads

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    i figured i was out of options, i'll tell him to get the wire brush, thanks guys

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    here is one from car craft: heat the stud until it is glowing red, the place a candle on it and the wax will melt into the threads. then it should come right out.

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    pb blaster will help quite a bit, it's pretty impressive stuff really. I would heat around the stud and not the stud itself. I feel for him. Those are the worst jobs to do when there are rusty bolts/studs involved.

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    Move 8" over on the shelf from the PB blaster and get the stuff from sea foam called Deep Creep, If you think pb blaster is good then you will love this stuff. And why is he pulling the studs out? unless the threads are goobered up the don't mess with them

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    thanks everyone, the candle wax is a cool idea but it is horizontal so i dont see how it'll go in. he is taking it out because that is how the manifolds were held in in the middle bolt holes and the stud hits the header tube where it curves down, he could prolly just take off some threads with a hack saw but i would rather just stick some new bolts in there. i feel sorry for him i got those headers for him for his b-day, he is only 15. he is on here too-02sunsetorangeZ

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    damint boy. i keep putting penetrating oil on there and tappin the stud and it wont budge!

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    Have him run down to sears and grab one of these:

    http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...s&keyword=stud

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    Kingdave. i might just do that. that stud has pissed me off a lot so far. i have the right side on except the collector is not fully tight, but that left side is a biatch. thanks for tha help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingdaveofblair View Post
    Have him run down to sears and grab one of these:

    http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...s&keyword=stud
    that's a bad ass tool. I have no use for it as I went with arp bolts instead of studs but I may go buy it anyhow.

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    well sears was out of that tool but our other local parts store had one and he got the bitch out. they look sweet, ill try to get him to get pics on here. thanks again everyone!!!

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    well thanx for yalls input. i got that stud out and got everything bolted down nicely and took it for a spin. Can definately tell a difference and i will post a vid in a min. thanx again!

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    It sounds a lot better in person.
    Last edited by 02sunsetorangeZ; 11-10-2007 at 08:44 PM.

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    good job clint!!

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    haha thanx

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