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Old 02-11-2008, 03:05 PM
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Rusty old cat.

I just recently got my megan racing test pipe in. I am having a enormous amount or trouble trying to get the rusty old bolts off. My car spent its previous life in miami so most people understand how rusty cars get from all the salt down there. I know several methods to getting them off but, what is the best one? I do not want to cut them off. I just want some opinions. oh yeah im new by the way hello everyone.

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Old 02-11-2008, 03:17 PM
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the bolts holding the cat to the rest of the exhaust have always been some of the worst bolts on the entire car to get off. soak them in PB blaster/wd-40 for like an entire day before trying to get them off.

other than that, air tools will make the job 10000000000000000000000 times easier. but if you dont have access to an air compressor, just try to use the biggest breaker bar + cheater bar you can fit underneath the car.


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And make sure you use jackstands when your car is off the ground. Not using wood blocks FTW! HAHAAA. And air tools make things way easier. I don't know what I wouldve done without them.
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like nick said, air tools make the job way easier, and soaking them down with some pb or wd is a must, if you lend up rounding them off which is what happened to me, get a nut cracker, its a metal thing that you slide around the nut and then it has a sleve attached to it with a chisel looking thing inside that sleve that slides back and forth and you hit it with the hammer it breaks the nut off but doesn't hurt the stud
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