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Old 02-26-2008, 12:43 PM
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Installing FBD exhaust - need help!

Alright folks, I just started trying to install my 4" Farmboys exhaust kit, but first I gotta get the stock system off. The problem I'm having is getting the clamp to turn loose from the turbo and down pipe. I've got the bolt loose, but the clamp itself will not budge. I don't want to bend it up, I gotta reuse it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! I know somebody in here has a simple solution that will make me feel like a relieved idiot when I hear it.
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I use a flathead screwdriver to pry between the turbo flange and clamp.
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I always start with loosening up the turbo clamp, then heading to the tail pipe. Work your way forward. Then you can grab the end of the down pipe and shake the crap out of it. Just watch your fingers, wear gloves. The clamp should pop pretty easy using the leverage from the end of the down pipe.
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Thanks for the quick response pipelayer. I've tried the flathead already with no luck. May just need to find a bigger flathead. I was blessed with my dads large hands and can barely work my hand back to the clamp. I may just have to get rude with it eventhough I really hate to.
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I always start with loosening up the turbo clamp, then heading to the tail pipe. Work your way forward. Then you can grab the end of the down pipe and shake the crap out of it. Just watch your fingers, wear gloves. The clamp should pop pretty easy using the leverage from the end of the down pipe.
thats exactly what i did and it works great.....
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Old 02-26-2008, 12:54 PM
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Good luck with it. I guess I'm blessed with smaller hands and an easier to get to turbo.
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Thanks Patrick! I thought about that approach. It just eases the mind to hear someone else w/ the same idea before I start cutting pipe. I'll give the screwdriver one more try. After that, its metal cutting time. Thanks guys! This sight is awesome. Alright I gotta get back to work. Trying to beat the cold weather since I don't have a shop. We gotta steady 15-20 mph wind blowing and gonna be around 30 degrees tonight. Thats fairly chilly around here. I'll let yall know how it goes.
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Alright guys, I've got the stock exhaust removed from just where the downpipe bends parallel w/ the ground all the way back. The only thing left is the downpipe. Shaking the snot out of it is not popping the clamp off. Anyone got anymore ideas? Oh yeah, while im thinking of it, TWO HANGERS JUST BEHIND THE MUFFLER (ONE ON EACH SIDE!) WHAT THE HE**!!!! Thanks for any help yall can provide!!
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I usally soak it in wd40 im afarid of what pb blaster would do to stuff up there and then just pound on it from the bottom, the vibration gets to come off, but it can be a pain to though. Good luck
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Old 02-26-2008, 05:30 PM
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Thanks Farmboy. I gonna run outside right now and hit it with the WD.
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