Header nuts

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Header nuts

Post by Zombie Master » Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:07 am

Do any of you remove and anti seize the nuts that attach the headers to the exhaust ports, as routine maintenance? :?: :geek:

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Re: Header nuts

Post by Magic Wand » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:36 pm

The nuts have some kind of copper surface on the threads, I believe, so it shouldn´t be necessary to anti seize.
When I do dismount the nuts I put some small amount of copper paste on it.

I think this is a bigger problem:
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Re: Header nuts

Post by Zombie Master » Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:12 am

Thanx for you reply :) . I will remove those bolts on the exhaust and anti- seize them. Can you tell where they are located on the exhaust?

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Re: Header nuts

Post by Magic Wand » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:45 pm

Zombie Master

The bolts that connects the manifold/pipes with the silencers/mufflers are located at the front end of the silencers. There are 3 bolts for each silencer.
You will (hopefully) reach the bolts at the front end of the silencers, behind the front end of the heat shield.

A very good advice for you is to use a socket with 6 "edges", NOT 12!
The reason for this is that a "12 shaped" socket" will loose it´s grip easier on the bolt head. Especially if the bolts are a bit old and "soft".

Use a socket like this one:
https://www.esska.se/cgi-bin/esska_se/i ... 3020611025

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Re: Header nuts

Post by Zombie Master » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:27 am

Great advice! I have six point sockets. Think I'll let some release agent soak in for a few days before I try to back them off. Thanx again.

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Re: Header nuts

Post by Magic Wand » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:52 pm

I also recommend you to loose (but not remove) the attachement bolts for the fasteners (the round flat metal piece around the silencers) behind the heat shield. It makes it possible to rotate the silencers, efter removed the first bolt, to make it MUCH easier to reach the rest ot the bolts you want to remove!
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Re: Header nuts

Post by Zombie Master » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:45 pm

Will do!

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