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Old 08-05-2009, 06:32 PM
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Header bolts/Nuts

Unfortunately I had to take a grinder to my headers today. There stock so dont freak =p.

But any ways one of the bolts that holds the header in place snapped while installing my new headers and it snapped in a place that wont allow me to take the nut off so im currently grinding the bolt down then ill have to replace it once i can get the header off. while grinding i notcied that the nut and the bolt some what fused together. Is there a way to keep this from happing so that the bolt will not fuse to the header once i get ready to get to the base and take it off?
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Re: Header bolts/Nuts

don't bump your thread 1/2hr after creating it, its obnoxious


anyway, since the exhaust system is the hottest part of the entire car, and the bottom section gets exposed to everything mother nature can throw at it, these are the fastest and worst bolts to get rusted, and people cutting off their exhaust systems for this exact reason isn't uncommon. there really isn't too much you can do about it, other than change them every-so often.

usually after you bolt-on an aftermarket header/exhaust, those nuts/bolts tend to stay in pretty decent condition for a good amount of time and they're not so much of a PITA.
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Re: Header bolts/Nuts

Also, post in the right section. Moving to General.

Like he said, just cutting it off is a common method. Keep anti-rust spray on the bolts if you don't want to change them out in the future.
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Unfortunately I had to take a grinder to my headers today. There stock so dont freak =p.

But any ways one of the bolts that holds the header in place snapped while installing my new headers and it snapped in a place that wont allow me to take the nut off so im currently grinding the bolt down then ill have to replace it once i can get the header off. while grinding i notcied that the nut and the bolt some what fused together. Is there a way to keep this from happing so that the bolt will not fuse to the header once i get ready to get to the base and take it off?
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Sorry i mean HEADER, haha

but ya I grinded it down and i was able to take them off. Rather then trying to do anymore on my own I'm having the mechanic replace the bolt for about 30 bucks and hes installing my header and down pipe at the same time.
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