This is a discussion on Header install? within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I put a set on my old v6... it was a nightmare. Busted off a bolt in the head, out ...
10-28-2007, 03:41 PM #1
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- Feb 2007
- '00 Firebird WS6 T/A
I put a set on my old v6... it was a nightmare. Busted off a bolt in the head, out of reach, took it to a shop which failed to get it out and still charged me $100... etc. I noticed that this car seems to have studs instead of bolts holding on the stock mani's, so how many of you guys have busted bolts doing this?
Cliff notes: Anybody bust a bolt off during a header install?
10-28-2007, 04:25 PM #2
there's a can of stuff similar to wd-40 you buy at an autoparts store which seeps into the rusty manifolds and makes it alot easier to losen the bolts
10-28-2007, 04:29 PM #3
10-28-2007, 07:51 PM #4
mine came out real easy, they are not studs tho, they are bolts
10-28-2007, 08:06 PM #5
There bolts, except for the manifold to cat's those are studs and mine broke but there were coming off anyhow so it wasnt an issue. make sure if you do use lubricant like mentioned above you blow out the bolt holes.
J2001 SS, Its not the car its the Driver that matters....
10-29-2007, 11:25 AM #6
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- 2000 SS
Didn't break any but cross threaded one going back in. Oops.
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