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Old 09-08-2013, 09:27 AM
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Any ideas on removing this bolt. I tried visegrips, grip rite socket from AZ. Etc.

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Old 09-08-2013, 09:29 AM
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Any ideas on removing this bolt. I tried visegrips, grip rite socket from AZ. Etc.

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is it stripped?

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Old 09-08-2013, 09:30 AM
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is it stripped?

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Yup, the head of the bolt is stripped.

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Old 09-08-2013, 09:31 AM
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Yup, the head of the bolt is stripped.

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try and cut new grooves in it for a socket to fit or pound a small socket over it

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Old 09-08-2013, 09:44 AM
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try and cut new grooves in it for a socket to fit or pound a small socket over it

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I tried the socket pounding idea. I can't find my grinder. I might go buy a dremel tool and try the cutting a slot in it. I don't want to cut the plastic trying to cut the bolt off.

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Old 09-08-2013, 09:57 AM
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What size socket is it?
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:58 AM
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What size socket is it?
If its a 4.0 OHV I think it's 12MM

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Old 09-08-2013, 09:59 AM
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What size socket is it?
It was a 5/16

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It was a 5/16

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uh it should be metric...not SAE
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:03 AM
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Try putting a slot and if that doesn't work trying carefully grinding or drilling just enough so the head is gone or very thin so you can easily chisel it enough to get the manifold off. Hopefully then you can soak it with penetrating fluid and get a good bite on the remaining stud with vise grips.
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:26 AM
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Try putting a slot and if that doesn't work trying carefully grinding or drilling just enough so the head is gone or very thin so you can easily chisel it enough to get the manifold off. Hopefully then you can soak it with penetrating fluid and get a good bite on the remaining stud with vise grips.
I think I will try those ideas and report back.

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uh it should be metric...not SAE
Hmmm...5/16 worked fine on the others one but thanks for the info..

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I think I will try those ideas and report back.

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Hmmm...5/16 worked fine on the others one but thanks for the info..

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anything newer than 1988 should be all metric
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:28 AM
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anything newer than 1988 should be all metric
Thx. Did not know that.

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Old 09-08-2013, 10:51 AM
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Hmmm...5/16 worked fine on the others one but thanks for the info..

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I had the same issue with my exhaust manifolds. The bolt heads were corroded enough to where you had to try standard and metric sockets to see what would fit tighter.
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:04 AM
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Take a extension wack it with a hammer on top of it. Beat it just bigger then socket u are using. Use the hammer to beat that socket on there. That should shock it lose and get it out.
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