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Exhaust manifold to DP studs :fu:

Eagle

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Just like it says. I swapped out DPs yesterday and now its "ticking" at the manifold to DP. So I try to back the nuts out to loosen it up and the damn thing passenger side is just refusing to play nice.

It's soaking in PB as I type... FML if it breaks or proves for whatever reason to be a PITA otherwise...

:picard:
 

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Yikes. That sucks. I can't remember, are those studs attached to the rear manifold? I've still got my stock manifolds if you break anything and need a new one.
 

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Is it another stock DP? When i went to ported manifolds and 3" DP i just used bolts from the hardware store. That stock hardware was a nightmare to get off. Mine took about a half can of PB blaster and the skin from 4 knuckles.
 

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Nope, its the same DP... at least at the engine side... that I ran before and it didnt tick then.

I think Im going to have to take it off and see WTF is going on. The stud on the passenger's side looks like it backed out some.... prolly when I took the nuts off to remove the DP.

:fu:
 

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THANK GOD. Both studs backed all the way out attached to the nut on each side.

:fy::fy::fy:

Now to reverse the process w/new studs...
 

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Something like that :hsugh:

I've got it all back together. Going to see if I can talk wifey into coming out and taking a quick video of me driving it...
 

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really? we waited this long for you to pull into a driveway!?!?
 

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I can't much hear the blower anymore if that's any indication :rofl: Wait for that 2nd vid to load. I went for quiet drive by then smacked the gas for a sec after I passed the camera.
 

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Yeah, what you are describing is super-common (I have done a lot of DP swaps). The studs get all wacky and the threads distort. I have run into a few nightmare ones, but fortunately never had to pull a rear mani over it.

Just make sure to chase the threads, and se anti-sieze on the studs. It will make future work much easier. I have learned to love my tap and die sets.
 

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That little blip sounded reasonably not bad. However I much prefer the sound of the blower to a loud exhaust.
 

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I had to change out my rear mani cause i broke my x-over bolts, the rear studs came out nice of course :picard: Then proceeded to break a stud in the front head. F.M.L.
 

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I'm going to start looking for another exhaust to try to trade with. I was looking for something more quiet than my old stock cat back that was riddled with holes and bulging-seamed mufflers.

Driving to the train today made me see that its just not going to work out.
 

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Stock ftw. Problem is stock is hard to find apparently. Your stocker now cannot be repaired?
 

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Wow that's pretty loud for a non header car.
 

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If by "repaired" you mean welding in new mufflers and a resonator, sure. :rofl:
 

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