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help please with header install

This is a discussion on help please with header install within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; hey guys, im putting on a pair of long tubes right now and i've come to a problem. its been ...

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    help please with header install

    hey guys, im putting on a pair of long tubes right now and i've come to a problem. its been a great 3 hours until i had to take off the 3 bolts on each y-pipe connection to the exhaust manifold. They are rusted shut. i tried wd-40, liquid wrench, torching it, even pepsi. i tried to get it off with a wratchet and a pole on the end and it split the wratchet, along with 2 sockets... any suggestions would be very much appreciated. thanks

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    Spray the hell out of it with wd-40/Liquid wrench and let it stand for a few hours and try again, it will come. Good luck -Dave

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    haha alright i'll give it a try now,.. i'll let u know how it goes ina litle bit, thanks.

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    Have you beat on em with a hammer? That help's too sometimes.

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    yeah i attempted that, but i can't get the angle because its a reach into the engine compartment from under the car... theres just not enough room.. so right now its soaking in more wd-40 and im about to go buy more sockets lol

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    After letting them soak for a day they still woundn't break loose. I switched from 3/8" drive to 1/2" and a breaker bar with long extension and busted them free first time.

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    Borrow a compressor and impact gun and break them bad boys off. I used air and only one of the bolts actually came off, the other studs broke.
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    yeah i got 2 of 6 of so far with just a lot of wd-40 and a pipe on the end of my wratchet.. im gonna put a little more elbow grease and wd-40 into it tomorrow and if not, i know a kid that might have that impact gun+compressor.. thanks for everyones advice , ill let u know what happens tomorrow

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    If you get the compressor, youre gonna wish you had done it sooner. It takes two seconds to take them off with the impact.

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    Just break them off!!

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    Spray em down and tap em w/ a hammer... The vibrations make the liquid go into every nook and cranny. You can also cut em off w/ a sawzall.

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    i ended up getting them off in over a full day of constant wd40 and liquid wrench.. along with a wratchet and pipe (and a little hammer). i broke two of them, your right, it didnt matter lol. thanks everyone, you were a real help. now i'm lookin forward to a couple days of open headers lol.

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    You'll get tired of open headers real quick. Too friggin loud. You'll have a headache when you get done driving it. But it is fun as hell the first time you take it out with open headers.

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