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#^@($# Intake manifold bolt.


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#1 spokanesoob

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 10:26 PM

wow, so i broke a bolt on each side of the manifold one slid out and i was able to get the head off on that side but the other bolt is stuck so i have a head sitting on a manifold. i tryed to twist it off but it seems like there is something holding it up. i would like to get the heads into the shop soon this is really making me mad. anybody got any ideas? 88rx ea82T :mad:

#2 grossgary

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 10:34 PM

oh yes, i've posted lots of information on this. i've written a huge post on this before but won't rehash it all.

is the head still on on the engine?

the bolt sheared off inside the intake manifold hole and now won't come out right? if it's not sheared off you have a few more options but i think it's too late for that?

unbolt the head and pull the entire head with intake out of the car.
have an engine lift...try hydraulic force to pull it off...i don't recommend it but i'd do it!
PB Blaster, Liquid wrench, deep creep, and heat that thing up a few times.

sometimes, if the intake will budge at all, i've been able to get a sawzall between the intake and head to cut the bolt and free the intake. being careful of course not to damage the mating surfaces of the head/intake.

and of course you always have the option to drill it out. i'd get a very high quality drill bit and drill it out. cheap drill bits make this job suck.

#3 spokanesoob

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 12:47 AM

well the heads off and it has about a 1/4 inch gap but i think im going to try the drill method my dad works at a machine shop so i dont think it would be hard to get a good bit.

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 07:30 AM

my dad works at a machine shop

that's nice (crosses arms and gets jealous). that's what i'd do then, you won't have any problems doing it that way. annoying, but straight forward at least.

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 02:42 AM

Can you get a buddy and play tug o war? One has the head the other has the intake and twist and pull?

#6 spokanesoob

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 03:00 AM

well i got it out today. got it far enought to twist the head and off it came.




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