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Guest Message by DevFuse

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frozen silencer bolts

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#1 turboguzzi


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Posted 15 January 2006 - 11:05 AM

Hello All

Was thinking of changing the silencer in my 92 legacy and thought it a good idea to break loose the bolts before ordering the thing....

Good idea indeed as the bolts are totally frozen with rust and already rounded off the hex in one nut....I'm of course talking about the two bolts holding the flanges together.

Any idea how do they deal with these in the shops? Tried to come near with an angle grinder but there is no access, speciallly to the right side bolt that sits higher. Tried to drill too but bolt seems very high grade steel.
Any other ideas?


#2 Setright


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Posted 15 January 2006 - 04:07 PM

Chisel. On the end of an air tool. Takes it off in seconds ;-)

#3 frag


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Posted 15 January 2006 - 04:31 PM

Maybe a Dremmel with small cutting wheel could reach it?
Or a nut breaker. Simple and cheap tool: it's like a small threaded cold chisel inside a steed tube with an opening or loop to put around the nut. Then you tighten until the nut breaks.

#4 turboguzzi


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Posted 15 January 2006 - 06:44 PM


gonna give a try with the nut splitter (if I can find one here in italy...)


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