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Old 04-01-2013, 07:54 PM
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Horizontal egr cooler 10mm bolt help

Hey guys, I'm a third of the way through my egr delete. Went to take off the horizontal cooler and I rounded the bottom 10mm bolt in the back of the cooler. I'm gonna try the vise grip method tomorrow while it sits in WD all night. My question was, if worse comes to worse, can I grind the head of the bolt off and pull the rest of the threads out with the cooler? Or is the bolt threaded the entire length to we're it would still need to be unthreaded? I'm horrible at explaining myself. Any insight or ideas would be very welcome
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:27 PM
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Are you talking about the bolt that holds it to the exhaust/up pipe?
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:23 AM
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I think so. It's one of the two bolts holding the cooler to the exhaust flange.
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I think so. It's one of the two bolts holding the cooler to the exhaust flange.
Ok. If you get a dremel and cut it off, the stud will slide right out of the exhaust flange. A lot easier to get to if the inner fender well is out also.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:32 AM
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Great, that what I was hoping for, hopefully it'll just pop loose for me today. Thanks for the help.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:33 AM
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No problem
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For future reference, WD40 is not a penetrating oil
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:54 AM
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I've been using that new WD rust stuff that they came out with. Worked great on my exhaust
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:14 PM
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Get PB blaster if you can or a real penetrating oil. Wd-40 is like water compared to KY. If your using 12 point wrench/socket through that crap in the away and grab a 6 point. Also use a good brand name 6 point. I stripped my upper horizontal egr cooler with 12 point wrench. After a few hour soak and 6 point it came out.

Vise grips hardly work, their a hack tool any way. I'd cut it off as the threads are in the EGR cooler itself not the pipe.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:25 PM
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heat is the only way to tackle those bolts in PA. I won't go near them without a oxy acetelyne torch in my hand

just be glad you're not trying to get to those bolts on the back of the turbo, they're a real challenge
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