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Old 03-30-2007, 03:26 PM
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Help with Turbo Exhaust Clamp

I purchased a FBD 4" Turbo-back exhaust with the free flow muffler. When I was installing it, I left the turbo down-pipe on and gutted the cat. I wanted to install all of the system, but I thought I would have to break the clamp on the down-pipe to remove it. Is there a special way to remove this clamp? I can tell a difference in the exhaust system already, but I would like to get the bigger down-pipe on.
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Old 03-30-2007, 03:30 PM
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Spray the heck out of the clamp with some pb blaster or some other penetrant for a couple of days. You might have to use a pry bar just be careful not to break it.
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Use a pry bar, like vitalidle said, or a big screwdriver.
When the T-bolt has been loosened, take the screwdriver and pry the far side away, then I used a rebar pigtailer (kinda looks like a giant dental pick) to pull the near side. It took a little trying but it suddenly just poped off.
Getting it back on is a PIA, in case you were wondering!

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Old 03-31-2007, 03:29 AM
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When I installed my turbo back I loosened the bolt and just used a flat blade screwdriver and gently pryed for a few min. It came off pretty easy
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Old 04-06-2007, 06:34 PM
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What about the 'ears' that you have to bend over. It looks like there are 3 of them and can only access one of them Looks like you have take the turbocharger off to get to the other 2.
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get it warm (not hot)....so its barely touchable....loosen the clamp and get the T bar out of there.....spray it with PB blaster for about 5 seconds. Sometiemes the actually pop themselves off just from the penitrating oil. If it doesnt pop by itself, simply get a flat blade screwdriver against the face of one of the three clamps (prefereably right in the center gap that the t-bar covers) and tap it with a hammer...it will pop right off...all three of them will even though your only hitting one of the three v bands on the clamp
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Old 04-06-2007, 06:47 PM
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Thanks, guys.
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I purchased a FBD 4" Turbo-back exhaust with the free flow muffler. When I was installing it, I left the turbo down-pipe on and gutted the cat. I wanted to install all of the system, but I thought I would have to break the clamp on the down-pipe to remove it. Is there a special way to remove this clamp? I can tell a difference in the exhaust system already, but I would like to get the bigger down-pipe on.
If you havent got the clamp off yet.It is a very strong clamp and they use them in aviation all you need is a screwdriver and a hammer and beet on it it will come loose I asked a buddy of mine ford tech and he said thats the easyest way.
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