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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?
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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.

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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

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If u are talking bout the clamp that Holdo the up pipe to the the turbo i cut that with a dremmel

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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.
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