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Old 03-10-2013, 10:57 PM
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So I'm stuck here. I have the manifold bolted up, the downpipe connected at the catalytic converter, and I can't really get any leverage to bend the ******* coolant pipe. Do I need to suck it up and take the manifold back off again so I can remove the pipe? Any recommended tool/method? I can't fit the downpipe with the coolant pipe where it is.
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Its just 1 nut on the exhaust manifold. Just pull it out of the mixing manifold and bend it to your hearts content.
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Its just 1 nut on the exhaust manifold. Just pull it out of the mixing manifold and bend it to your hearts content.
I tried that but I can't get the thing off with just that one nut off, I think the bracket is hitting the manifold.

Argh, I just don't want to have to tighten that damn middle nut again
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Slide a deep socket over it with an extension in the socket and bend it, that'll give you some leverage. Or get a piece of pipe to slide over it or something. Shouldn't be that hard. Just don't kink it.
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Well you only have a couple options.

1. Get a 6pack of can o man and a straw, suck it up and pull the tube off.
2. Cut the tube to clear downpipe
3. Pull off manifold which is what your going to do.

The middle nut takes what 10 minutes to pull off? Do it once do it right.
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Argh, I just don't want to have to tighten that damn middle nut again
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Basically I've come over to the camp of "If something is a reliability problem on the track, just ask Andrew and do what he says".
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The other alternative to pulling the manifold is pulling the mixing manifold from the side of the water pump. You'll have to replace that gasket, though.
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Basically I've come over to the camp of "If something is a reliability problem on the track, just ask Andrew and do what he says".
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Stick a 3/8" extension bar in the pipe for leverage and bend it where you need it.
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I can pull that pipe out without removing my turbo/manifold...
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Originally Posted by Savington View Post
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I can pull that pipe out without removing my turbo/manifold...
Weird, seems like the bracket is hung up on the manifold when I try and pull on it. The pipe itself can't move horizontally seeing as it's constrained by the bracket and it can't move much in and out given that it's still stuck in the mixing manifold.

I am seriously mechanically retarded, so thanks for putting up with this.
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If you can't bend that thing by putting a pipe over it and bending whatever direction you want, you seriously need to hit the gym for a day or a year or 10.

Seriously: its easy peasy. Just don't get carried away and kink it
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Sounds like he's saying that tab isn't coming off the stud to be able to pull it out of the mixing manifold.

OP, try manning the **** up, see if that helps.
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I know my tube got stuck really well... in the mixing manifold. Practically put my fist through the fire wall once it finally broke free.
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Originally Posted by curly View Post
Sounds like he's saying that tab isn't coming off the stud to be able to pull it out of the mixing manifold.

OP, try manning the **** up, see if that helps.


you've been really feisty lately.. I love it.
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Use one of these bad boys jammed up against the manifold, and it'll make that pipe seem like it's made out of aluminum foil:
Craftsman 3Pc Screwdriver Pry Bar Set: Get the Greatest Tools at Sears
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Originally Posted by SJP0tato View Post
Use one of these bad boys jammed up against the manifold, and it'll make that pipe seem like it's made out of aluminum foil:
Craftsman 3Pc Screwdriver Pry Bar Set: Get the Greatest Tools at Sears
Or just break out the crowbar and go Gordon Freeman on it.

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If you can't bend that thing by putting a pipe over it and bending whatever direction you want, you seriously need to hit the gym for a day or a year or 10.

Seriously: its easy peasy. Just don't get carried away and kink it

I went to the gym on Friday for the first time since Aug. I did deadlifts, overhead presses, and pull-ups. My whole body is still sore, the weight was significantly less than I used to, and I feel feeble and impotent.
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So just like very other day of your life?

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yes. a shameful life.
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I already hit the gym bro, I'm just a lightweight. Freeweight military press 150lb 3x10, weigh 150lb, 5"11 :v
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