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Old 09-28-2011, 10:35 PM   #1
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2009 WRX STi

Default Loosening a stubborn V-band clamp

I know that loosening a stubborn bolt is a common topic, but this is something that has me stumped. I have a P&L tial 44mm wastegate with a stuck component preventing the wastegate from opening, leading to huge boost creep. I'm trying to get it off, but even with the aid of a (quite powerful) drill, I'm having no luck getting the V-band clamp to loosen. Is there a trick to removing these? I'm worried about stripping the hex slot, and I can't really get around with a socket on the other side, as there isn't enough room.

Any suggestions? I've PB-blastered the crap out of it already.
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