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 Post subject: a couple cans of wd40?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 3:15 am 
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Went to gut the precat tonight and came to this, just wondering if any others had looked like this and how they got it off? Thanks (sorry I tried thumbnails, but just couldn't make it happen)

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wd-40 is shit, don't waste your time ...
find yourself some catalyst based penetrating lube, eg. pb blaster and an impact gun. If you have a torch, that'll work as well. if you have to take it off by hand, just make sure you're using a good 6 point (not 12pt) socket, and let the penetrating lube soak for a while before you get started.
shock it all with a hammer a bit before you get started, just don't mess up the heads of those bolts any worse :P




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Ya don't get me started about the thumbnail thing
I've been working that hard and get it 1out of 4 times
thta joint is toast
get out or rent the sawsall


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n1tr0 wrote:
...don't mess up the heads of those bolts any worse

I already made one attempt on one of the bolts you couldn't see :oops:

hmm so is getting rid of that precat worth taken the sawsall to?
Maybe the best would be to run it through a bandsaw?
So do you guys usually put the precat back or just rig up like a 45 degree pipe?


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Bolt removal advice:
http://www.teamswift.net/viewtopic.php?t=27538

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When I did mine I hammered on a smaller socket and used a big bar, no wd-40 or heat or anything, just a big ole scoop of cuss words. I'd reccomend getting some new bolts to put it back together although the old ones can be reused.


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so I gave in and got a machine shop to drill out the bolts and after paying a painful $40 I realized it never had the honeycomb screen :( Only question now is, where can I pick up some new bolts. Thanks for the replies.


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Hahahaha sorry but thats kinda funny

I say re-tap them and use sae SS bolts.

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And don't forget to anti seize on those bolts when you put them in.

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Bk! wrote:
where can I pick up some new bolts.

I'm not sure about Canada, but in the US, Ace Hardware and Fastenal have great hardware selection.

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Bk! wrote:
so I gave in and got a machine shop to drill out the bolts and after paying a painful $40 I realized it never had the honeycomb screen :( Only question now is, where can I pick up some new bolts. Thanks for the replies.

Go find your local fastener wholesaler:
http://local.google.ca/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=fasteners+in+kelowna&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1

If that don't work ask your machine shop.


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I say re-tap them and use sae SS bolts.

Don't turn your car into a Dodge! Clean up the threads and get some new Grade 8 or 10 metric bolts. If you want stainless metric, Pacific Fasteners in Vancouver can get them. Nickel anti-seize performs better than copper on high heat applications.

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