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I changed out the hex head bolts that came with the headers for allen head stainless ones. I am having trouble with the 4th bolt from the front on both sides. Everything else was ok. I am having trouble getting the bolts started, I can't squeeze and apply pressure at the same time, it's tight. Any suggestions?
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are the other bolts loose?
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Ramrod, put a small amount of anti seize on the first couple of threads, then take a semi stiff length of rubber hose that fits tightly on the bolts head & thread the bolt in as far as possible & then tighten it up using your allen wrench.
same thing works really well on spark plugs, i've been using that method for years
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when i installed my headers I did the thread thing too but I did'nt tighten it up untill you put all the other bolts in,so nothing can be in the way like the gasket.
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Are your are saying slip a peice of hose over the head so I can turn the hose?
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no hes saying to get a hose that fits tight over the bolts head,but you have allen head bolts did you match up the gasket to see if they were the same?
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Yes I bought them together as a set.(headers & gaskets) Got them on earlier today.
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