[vanagon] Re: Exhaust Elbow Removal

  • From: Scott LeGear <scott_legear@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: vanagon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2004 17:03:50 -0600

A "dremel" with an abrasive cutoff wheel can be helpful.   Soaking the  
nuts and bolts with rust disolver may help, but since you probably need to  
use new bolts anyway, cutting them off may be the simplest way.   There  
are also "nut splitter" tools, but I've never used one of those and don't  
know if you'd have the clearance required anyway...

- Scott

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On Thu, 1 Jul 2004 19:11:41 -0400, Shawn Luft <shawnagan@xxxxxxxxxxxx>  

> Hello
> Anyone have tips on how to remove the bolts that are connecting the  
> exhaust "j" elbow and the catalytic convertor on a 86 vanagon?
> The bolts are really baked and rusted on there, plus the top one seems  
> hard to reach.  Perhaps I should heat it?  Or try to cut the bolts  
> somehow?
> Any help removing these three bolts would be much appreciated.
> Thx
> Shawn.

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