Tips for installing and removing manifold flange nuts

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by Bosn, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. Bosn

    Bosn New Member

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    Looking for tips on easiest way to remove and install flange nuts on exhaust; i.e. availability of thin wall socket, swivel and drive extension tools which can be utilized. Is it necessary to remove the heat shields?
     
  2. I use a 1/4" drive 1/2" wiggler socket. works great but you probably will have to remove the shields.
     
  3. cdn-bigfoot

    cdn-bigfoot Junior Member

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    Do NOT use "anti-seize" when re-installing the nuts.
    I did this thinking it would be good preventative maintenance.
    Ever since the nuts will not stay torqued properly and I have to continually be retightening them.
     
  4. gs34

    gs34 Junior Member

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    "Wiggler socket" ??? :eam I'm gonna hafta look that one up.:read
     
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    It's the universal joint used with a ratchet or there's a set with the universal built right into the socket.