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Old 01-19-2008, 12:39 AM
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ok, im switching out my headers with some shorteys, and thenut that connects the old header to the h pipe is completely locked up

after i decided that i wouldnt be able to loosen it by hand, i broke out the impact wrench, and it wouldnt break it either

it almost feels like it cross threaded while it was backing out, but i cant get a good enough view of it to tell exactly whats goin on

its on the passenger side by the starter, and i have to use an extension and one of those elbows just to get to it

oh, and the socket is now stuck onto the nut

so im wondering:

how the hell do i get this stupid nut off?

and, how do i get my socket free?

any tricks or tips would be appreciated
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Old 01-19-2008, 12:47 AM
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You could make your impact wrench turn to the right and work with it a lil to get it off. try soaking it with pb blast, if that doesn't work it's cuttin time.

cut the bolt
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Old 01-19-2008, 10:37 AM
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+1 if you dont plan on reusing the header just snap it off
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Old 01-19-2008, 12:49 PM
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Heat it. OxyAcetylene works best if you got it.
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Old 01-19-2008, 01:05 PM
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i like to use heat, impact and some pb sometimes..... try working the bolt both on and off with the gun. a little propane torch will work but will take longer

if you cant get it with that, use some real torches, and get a bigger gun
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Old 01-19-2008, 04:34 PM
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just use a long extention and a breaker bar and snap it off put some nads behind it!!!
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