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Old 04-16-2004, 10:21 PM   #1
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My dad went to install my borla headers on my EJ18. He got all the necessary bolts loosened except for the bolt nearest the cat. It just wont budge. I told him to spray the bolt down with sometying like WD-40 but he doesnt think it will help. What do you guys suggest? Thanx
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Old 04-16-2004, 11:12 PM   #2
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why won't you help your dad put headers on YOUR car

Anyway, I had to hit the wrench with a hammer for half of my bolts, even the ones that its seems like its imposible to get to, just keep on hammering, after a while its going to go. WD-40 is useless in this case. Bolts are almost welded to nuts.
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Old 04-16-2004, 11:14 PM   #3
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Grinder, torch, nutbuster, breaker bar, cut off wheel, bigger dad.
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Old 04-16-2004, 11:25 PM   #4
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My dad even put a longer pipe over the wrench he was using and he said the socket almost broke Osgood what do u mean hitting the wrench with the hammer? Anyone else have any good ideas? I want to get my borlas on!
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Old 04-16-2004, 11:34 PM   #5
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just use a breaker bar/hammer if need be. worse comes to worse, the head breaks off. then you can go from there.
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Old 04-16-2004, 11:57 PM   #6
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My dad even put a longer pipe over the wrench he was using and he said the socket almost broke Osgood what do u mean hitting the wrench with the hammer? Anyone else have any good ideas? I want to get my borlas on!
I use a special wrench with a socket for my pipe extension breaker bar, it can break anything. Make sure to use a steel pipe, and a non-wratched socket wrench (get a craftsman one at sears, costs like $10 and you never have to pay to replace it)
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Old 04-17-2004, 12:14 AM   #7
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Go to the next flange aft, break it loose there and get the whole unit on the ground where you can work on it. you can get more torque on your tools in this position. The bolt may break in two pieces, but at least you will have it off. An industrial fastener supply store or even Lowes will have a replacement bolt you can use. That is what I did after struggling with it in place for awhile. Many others have done this also. Those of you who are going to put a new header on should start off like this from the get go.
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Old 04-17-2004, 01:43 AM   #8
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yes, get the headers+cat down first, u'll have alot more room to work on it. the position where the headers meets the cat just sucks a$$.
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Old 08-11-2004, 11:00 PM   #9
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Hey I'm replacing my headers on my 1.8L soon.. I know the bolts are rusty But is their alot of room to turn any type of tool?

Just my luck is that the bolt will break off.. So if that happens how do I get the rest of it out?
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Old 08-12-2004, 12:18 AM   #10
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You can buy reverse cut drill bits. In many cases, that will get it out. If not, drill out the bolt and use an E-Z out on the rest of it.
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Old 08-12-2004, 12:20 AM   #11
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cool thanks.
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Old 08-12-2004, 03:33 AM   #12
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i strategicly used a wrench and the jack in the trunk of the car... use ur imiganation
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Old 08-12-2004, 03:37 AM   #13
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heres an example... not the greatest illustration but hey it took me less than a minute

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Old 08-12-2004, 03:39 AM   #14
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oh crap i forgot to say... after i removied one of those bolts i realized i couldnt reach the other one in the same way. i ended up taking off the headers and the cat disconnecting it from the catback put it on the floor and put the wrench on there and stomped on it. it worked and it worked well :-D dont forget to disconnect any sensors near the cat.
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Old 08-13-2004, 08:57 PM   #15
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I looked under the car today.. it's not bad at all, not rusted at all I must of confused the Heat shield botls with the headers.. Do I need a 14mm socket for the bolts?
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