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Old 06-14-2009, 08:12 PM   #1
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Default Shanghai-S install, can't reach a nut in mani!

I've been patient, but I'm pretty damn close to getting the BEGi parts installed (save for diy ic, ms, wb02)!



It's in the middle, it's 14 mm. I can't get a box end in there without stripping it. How do you guys running the same mani torque this ?!
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I tried harder and I got it...sorry folks.
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closed end wrench works just fine...
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How do you guys running the same mani torque this ?!
Sheer force of will.
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Hey, I got one just like that!
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make it 3 ont he ground down wrench.
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make it 4....
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:45 PM   #9
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<--- I have no idea what you just said hustler, but I'll listen.
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Make it 5.
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make it 3 on THE ground down wrench.
There all better
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Lol, thanks guys . I see guys saying they finish in 12 hours or so and I'm already on my third day! It's not a race, but w/ summer school hw, work etc, I was really hoping to finish yesterday, oh well.
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I found that the Sears Craftsman "Speed Wrench" in 14mm fits great.

Tried:
14mm Kobalt
14mm Pittsburg
14mm Snap-On
14mm generic thing from neighbor...
None of these fit worth a damn!

Was gonna grind one down and then found that the Craftsman Pro speed wrench thingie worked well.

Good luck with the install... I just did that step to my car yesterday too. (For the 40th friggin time, that is.) I hate car accidents!
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3rd day? I'm almost a month in, lol. But yeah, I can't really work on it that much, maybe 30 minutes or so every other night or on weekends.
I am also at the point of grounding down a wrench, so add me in.
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i used a regular wrench that i cut in half and grinded.
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am I the only one that just simply used an offset box wrench?

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Lol, thanks guys . I see guys saying they finish in 12 hours or so and I'm already on my third day! It's not a race, but w/ summer school hw, work etc, I was really hoping to finish yesterday, oh well.
Bro, I'm in over a year so far. Please don't fell bad about a few days,lol.
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My ETD manifold has that nut missing and works just fine, actually done it on two cars now...no problems.
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am I the only one that just simply used an offset box wrench?


When doing Tyson's we couldn't fit a box wrench between the stud and mani. An open end wrench was the only way.
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