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Old 01-11-2013, 09:54 PM
TonyRomano TonyRomano is offline
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Alright yall, putting some pacesetter long tubes on my truck. I have the stock manifolds off but im having trouble taking off the 2 studs in the middle on both sides. I broke one off already and am currently letting penetrant set into the threads over night. Anyway, are these studs reverse threaded or not? Anybody who has done this please let me know. Worst comes to worst im just gonna put the headers on and put nuts on these olds studs but id rather take them out and use new bolts. Thanks.
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:27 AM
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I highly doubt that those studs are left handed thread, probably just rust welded in place. Did you tap them with a hammer while trying to turn them? Have you tried heat? I saw a video of a gent taking out header pipe studs using heat then holding a candle to the heated part with the wax melting and flowing to the thread acting as a lube, then he got them out with a vice grips working them back and forth. Worth a try if I ever run into that problem again.
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