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Old 04-15-2012, 04:26 PM
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Manifold to up pipe bolts.

Any tips to loosening the drivers side up pipe to manifold bolts? I swapped the turbo out, and the y pipe to turbo inlet seal looked perfect, but when I started it I didn't get any whistle, and there is a little smoke coming from around the y pipe. So clearly there's an exhaust leak. I'm having trouble holding the bolt so it doesn't turn when loosening the nut. Any tips/recommended tools?
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they are a pain, I had more luck getting a wrench on the top and ratchet on the bottom, both from underneath. Painful... start with hitting it with some of the rust remover, bolt loosener stuff.
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get a friend! use the wrenchs that are a half moon they will be easier than a straight one
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Old 04-15-2012, 05:27 PM
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I used a wrench that had a pivot head on it for the top side and was able to get a long extension with a swivel end on my impact wrench from the bottom. It sucked but did the trick.

I also soaked them the night before in knocker-loose.
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JUst cut them off with a dremel and put some new ones in. Mine were not moving at all, but you might save time since you;ll want to replace them anyways,
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Heres what I did to get at mine. Got tired of p,,,,,g around trying to get angle wrenches etc on the heads of the bolts. Bent a 1/4" extension and used it to hold the bolt and another couple of extensions and air wrench to loosen and tighten the nuts all from underneath the truck. Worked slick

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Just got it done! And she's whistling!

I had my dad laying over the engine and holding the bolt with a combination wrench while I loosened the nut with a ratchet. It sure was a pain, but we got it done. Thanks guys.
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