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Old 10-05-2009, 04:24 PM
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how to get muffler clamp bolts off?

Is there a trick? My stock exhaust looks clean enough to eat off of, no rust at all. The clamp has SOME rust on it, but it's not seized looking. I sprayed some wd40 on it earlier. Any other tips to get those bolts off? Perhaps a breaker bar??

I'm about to to my OWN damn straight pipe since my wife isn't allowing me to buy one professionally right now!

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Old 10-05-2009, 05:42 PM
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PB Blaster always does some good.. idno how much different it is from WD tho..
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pb is the way to go let it sit for a while and they will come off or even just cut it off and put a new one on when you change it out
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ya I love PB but I dont have any laying around like I do WD. So just spray it down real good then breaker bar the hell out of it? I'd rather not cut it.. my underbody is in excellent shape and I dont want to start hacking ****.
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You can get PB at home depot for like $4
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yeah alot of times they will just snap off ne way if they are rusted you can try the WD but a cut off wheel will not damage your under body if you just cut the clamp itself off
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pb is the way to go and an good impact is how i did mine...otherwise a good breaker bar. just dont follow through with how it got its name and break a knuckle or too
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Funny thing is I'm looking at two cans of PB now..
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I had to cut mine off. Son of a gun used a whole can of PB. I got pissed. Bye bye muffler
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Is there a trick? My stock exhaust looks clean enough to eat off of, no rust at all. The clamp has SOME rust on it, but it's not seized looking. I sprayed some wd40 on it earlier. Any other tips to get those bolts off? Perhaps a breaker bar??

I'm about to to my OWN damn straight pipe since my wife isn't allowing me to buy one professionally right now!

Thanks all

Matt
Well first i try wd then i try another juice to loosen bolts and after five minutes if they dont come loose out comes the cutting torch or the hatchet! The hachet is a Milwakee sawzall that gets into any place and cuts anything in aqbout the time it takes me to drink a beer!........got it?
the hatchet now seems to find more uses than the cutting torch cause it don't catch stuff on fire and uses batteries<smile>

oh and, the above aint no joke that is my procedure for anuthing stuck and it works everytime...cept on the old lady....and boy is she gettin ole!
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