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Old 08-24-2011, 10:19 AM
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Thought I was home free.....oops standpipe issue

Hey Y'all....

Need advice from someone who has done it before....


Standpipes is the issue.....

Driver's side...piece of cake.

Passenger side started out well....valve cover easier than driver's side, popped out plug in front, popped out standpipe and was giggling my arse off.....last thing before reassembling and starting her up this afternoon....so I thought.

I didn't know passenger standpipe came in two pieces.....I do now!!!!

Tried everything in the world to ease the lower half out....nada.


Then I realized the new pipe wouldn't go in without removing the high pressure rail. A little extra work but no problem....again, so I thought.


QUESTION: How do I get at the 2 lower rail bolts (T30) with the box in the way?????? (pic below)

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Tried a stubby T30 from a cheap kit i had with a 1/4" box on it.....stripped the T30 head, metal too soft. Only thing I can think of that may work is a short L Key shaped Torx....and I can't seem to find any locally


Any suggestions are greatly appreciated......

thx

PJ
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:27 AM
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get a torx bit and get a 1/4 closed end wrench and just put the bit in the closed end and you can get at it from underneath if your flexible, or take the pass side fender out and that might help ya
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:25 PM
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Wow!!!! thx.....the fender Idea worked like a charm.....and I get some extra air to boot!!!!


found another bit of stronger metal.....worked like a charm....at the cost of 5 stitches to the tumb.....don't worry, ex medic here...sewed it up myself. standpipe installed and oil rail back on.

valve cover, turbo, then final assembly......hope the damn thing starts...LOL

thx for the advice...

PJ
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:02 AM
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yup not a problem
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:27 PM
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BLPTS1430, Socket Driver, TORX, Stubby, Blue-Point, T30

that and a swivel head 1/4" drive ratchet should work well enough. got a bag of other tricks that work also. believe me, every once in a while one gives me problems. last one i had was a truck with the evap box so close i couldn't get the valvecover off
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