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Old 11-01-2004, 10:39 AM   #1
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Are the bolts on the header attached to the header?

Well i bought a TSE2 from a local fanatic (thanks!) and upon going to crack open the bolts by the headers, i notice one bolt is broken and the other 3 is rusted. i'm going to take a pic just now but now i have no clue how i'm gona install the TSE2 with this broken bolt. the stock exhaust isnt leaking so the seal must be good still between exhaust and headers. any tips guys?

edit: the other 3 are rusted, gona use some rust eater on them but any tips for not breaking them like this already broken one?
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Old 11-01-2004, 10:52 AM   #3
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that sux .... i would just save me the trouble and the headache and cut them off
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Cut all the nut and bolts and replace it with the new one. Use dremel tool to cut them bolts

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Old 11-01-2004, 11:41 AM   #5
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damn that sucks man !! jesus ... ya def get a dremel and cut them off...
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what do you guys think i should do for the already broke one? it seems to be rusted to the otherside of the header. should i drill through it?
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Can you punch it and get it out? if not go ahead drill it out and put a new bolt. Make sure you have a new gasket usually they call donought gasket for exhaust...

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Can you punch it and get it out? if not go ahead drill it out and put a new bolt. Make sure you have a new gasket usually they call donought gasket for exhaust...

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well i've been punching them with a hammer and cold chisel with no luck, it looks like it's part of the header or just really jammed in there. i cracked one side of the exhaust off no problem, the one with the broken bolt, now has 2 broken bolts. i tried cutting the broken bolts with a dremel only to break the cut off disc's. i have a heavy duty grinder that i'm gona use if this continues i cant seem to find replacement bolts for this in the ETK either so i guess i have to drill through them carefully, i cant afford a new header
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How did this go, I'm in the same position except I'm willing to remove mine since I have new bolts and nuts ready to go. What's the best way to get the old ones out?
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Re: Are the bolts on the header attached to the header?

Thread appears to be 9 years old, but to try to help, torch it red hot then punch it out. Some are bolts some are pressed in studs. Either way cut it flush heat it red then punch it out.

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niL gave up on us back in '09, so be optimistic and he'll be back soon to unravel this dilemma!
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Re: Are the bolts on the header attached to the header?

Use an oxyacetalyne torch to heat the flange red hot then hammer them out. The look like the press fit studs to me. (Not threaded in) You could also cut them flush and drill them out, but drilling is only half as fun as torching your car.

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Re: Are the bolts on the header attached to the header?

They're not threaded in, just rusted in at this point i think.

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