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Frozen/Rusted Exhaust Pipe Bolts
Posted 03 September 2004 - 12:31 PM
Posted 03 September 2004 - 12:38 PM
and yes, they will break.
expect to use lots of wd-40
Posted 03 September 2004 - 12:55 PM
Posted 03 September 2004 - 01:49 PM
I use breaker bars A LOT. Usually I end up slipping 2' or doubleing up to 4' of cheater bar on my 15" flex handel breaker bar. Rust is nothing new to me or bolts that are rusted and heat welded on! My impact wrench is 10 times better and loosening things withOUT breaking the bolt! Best luck I've had with the breaker bar and cheaters is first heating royaly with torch.
The worst is drilling out a damn bolt out thats broke off. I've done that way too many times. Its irritating at the very least and ads hours to any project. EZ Outs? Waste of your money... Nut Buster? Worthless... Heat or Air tools are THE WIN!
Posted 03 September 2004 - 06:28 PM
Posted 03 September 2004 - 10:19 PM
God I am glad I no longer live in a salt area!
Posted 03 September 2004 - 10:56 PM
Posted 04 September 2004 - 02:30 AM
Posted 04 September 2004 - 03:09 AM
I used to work at the local sewage treatment plant on the heavy equipment. that stuff would corrode stainless fasteners. yield worked OK but deep creep is the best. PB is cool too if thats the best you can find.
and last resort. the blue wrench.
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