Remove Exhaust Manifold Bolts

A Stud Puller Can Save the Generation

The exhaust manifolds of your automobile are what takes the flying heat gasses from your engine and expels them to aid deal in your engine nipping and running at its zenith performance. Inventory exhaust manifolds are fictional of fling iron which, while stretched hurried, does not engage in the occupation of getting heat gone extremely as a performance manifold (which may be ceramic lined or steel coated). One of the most exacting jobs on a automobile is remove exhaust manifold bolts. The Emigration itself is not strenuous. On the other hand, learning a a infrequent tricks to effect it without breaking the bolts and with a minimum of energy is requisite to care this burden tolerably facile.


1. Attach the cherry spray straw to the nozzle of the PB blaster, and spray the exhaust manifold bolts, starting from the backside and working all the behaviour all over the bolt mind. When you are done spraying Everyone bolt head, tap the bolt with a box wrench to letter vibrations through it to help the PB work its way into the threads.

2. Select a box wrench that fits the nut head and place the wrench on the nut. If you do not have threads from the bolt exposed, but a flat bolt head, use a stud puller instead of a box wrench. If you are using a stud puller, skip remainder of the steps and begin working the stud puller in a counter-clockwise fashion to loosen the bolt.

3. Spin 1 lock nut onto the exposed threads, but do so with the cast lock of the nut facing out. You are putting the lock nut on backwards. Put the other lock nut on in the normal fashion. Make sure they are tight together.

4. If the bolt does not break free immediately, tap the handle of the box wrench lightly with a hammer in the same direction, repeat this until the bolt breaks free.

Attach a socket wrench to the top lock nut. Make sure the handle of the socket wrench is lined up with the handle of the box wrench you put on the bolt in Step 2.5. Grab both wrench handles at the same time and pull in a counter-clockwise direction.