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I have a dilemma i need to get figured out! I was taking off my ko4 to replace the turbo to manifold gasket which wqas leaking and found that the manifold is cracked(stupid cast). I cant get one of the manifold nuts`loose due to tight spot and stripped nut. Would a blowtorch to the stupid nut get the thing loose or am i sh!t out of luck?
 

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Re: BLOWTORCH! (adema69)

I think something a lot easier then having to blowtorch it off (and much safer) is to go to the store and either:
a) get a nut splitter, a lot work very well, but i have a snap-on one that does the job every time.
b) get a nice set of chisels and break it off.
Just my opinion though.
 

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can i just use a drill and drill through it?

If you can get in there go for it, but you're going to have to replace the stud.
 

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Re: BLOWTORCH! (adema69)

I dont know if you can get some vice grips back there, maybe a heat it up and then get it with the vice grips
as for the drill, if you can drill just the nut off and leave the stud in good condition, thats an option


Modified by leroy92 at 8:44 AM 8-16-2009
 

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Quote, originally posted by leroy92 »
I dont know if you can get some vice grips back there, maybe a heat it up and then get it with the vice grips
as for the drill, if you can drill just the nut off and leave the stud in good condition, thats an option


torch and vice-grips, with a can of zep.
 
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