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- Jun 20, 2019
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interested in hearing about your stud technique!Successfully removed the OEM down pipe and front pipe without breaking any studs. Combination of heat and cooling worked like a champ. Will post a step by step in the near future. No broken bolts guaranteed
Once this Dream Automotive high flow cat and RV6 front pipe are in, will finally be FBO and looking for a tune, possibly in November.
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interested in hearing about your stud technique!
Tom, amazing work as always! Your detailed how-tos are a treasure for the community. One of these days when lockdown is over, gonna need to come over and check out your car again with all your mods.Here is the sure fire method to remove bolts without snapping them off, when removing the downpipe. You will need some Kroil or similar rust penetrant
And a butane torch and freeze spray.
first spray some kroil on the threads and bolts. There are (2) bolts that are threaded directly into the Turbo housing and (2) nuts threaded on studs. Be sure to spray some kroil through the (2) backside holes in the turbo housing. Let sit for about (10) minutes
For the threaded bolts, apply heat evenly to the turbo housing where the threads engage, circled in blue. Do this for about (1) minute. The kroil will smoke off. Does not need to get red hot.
Immediately spray the bolt head only with the freeze spray for 5-10 seconds.
Use a 14mm socket and breaker bar and apply even steady pressure to break it free. If the bolt doesn't move and your pulling hard, Stop. Reheat, cool and try again.
For the (2) nuts, simply heat the nut for about (30) seconds. Try to hit all sides to make it expand evenly.
Immediately spray just tip of the exposed thread to make it shrink.
Pop the nut free with your wrench.
To remove the (2) studs left behind that thread into the turbo housing, double nut the studs, heat the housing as above, then cool the stud and turn loose.
Joosman,Just got the decals on. Decided I'd go with a more subdued look instead of the R with the racing stripe. Dead pedal and mat cover were done a little while back. Had the guy on etsy replace the red R with the H logo.
Fly Eagles Fly! Great to see another Eagles fan in the CTR communityNew Billetworkz shift knob, purchased in the classifieds. I know the color and logo are a matter of taste, but it goes well with the Eagles sticker on my back windshield. The extra weight (650g) feels great, and it's powder coated so I won't burn my hand even when the car's been sitting out in the middle of summer. I love it.