Rear turbo bolts won't come off! - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-14-2011, 02:07 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 46
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Rear turbo bolts won't come off!

I'm trying to remove my turbo (to replace o-rings and also to R/R fuel pump).

Got every single bolt off just fine with PB Blaster, hammer, and patience, except, the two rear turbo pedestal bolts, and the bolts connecting the up-pipes to the adapter. They are stuck on there good. The bolt heads have already rusted down to 9.5mm, so a 10mm 12-point wrench is just rounding them off. I can slam a 3/8" 6=point onto them though.

But, no matter how much I pound them, or how much PB Blaster I put on, they're not coming off.

Should I just give up and attack it with an angle grinder? Is there any other way to get the #@(%& things off?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 06-14-2011, 02:41 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 512
Thanks: 1
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
When all else fails use fire.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 06-14-2011, 06:55 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 129
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Give you an old trick my father in law showed me once when I could not get d/s bolts out of my race car. Get a tea candle and propane torch, heat up the bolts and melt the candle into the threads of the bolt/ nut. When the wax gets down inside they 'should' come lose.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 06-15-2011, 12:36 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 99
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
mever had this problem before but leverage is always your best tool, if not an air hammer is savage but works due to the BPM
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 06-15-2011, 01:08 AM
Compression Ignition Addict

 

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Palmetto, Ga
Posts: 3,394
Thanks: 1
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
If u are talking bout the clamp that Holdo the up pipe to the the turbo i cut that with a dremmel
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 06-19-2011, 11:28 AM
Banned
 

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: North Port
Posts: 920
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
94-97 PSDs don't have the clamp they are 2 bolts and 2 studs. Lots of pb blaster and heat the get so stuck in there from heat from the exhaust its not even funny. As far as the up pipe clamps to y pipe bolts go you'll probly have to get new ones. Try using a 10mm 1/4" drive socket, swivel, and 4" extension for the pedestal bolts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors