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Re: stronger exhaust manifold studs?
If the manifold is surfaced when it is off the car and use the new style
studs you should have no more problems with broken studs. (if you dont over
tighten the nuts, using the proper style gaskets)
Have repaired several vehicles manifolds in the last 10 years and not had
one back for broken studs yet..........
From: Huw Powell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Marc A Swanson <email@example.com>
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Friday, September 17, 1999 11:18 PM
Subject: Re: stronger exhaust manifold studs?
>> I called up ARP today(www.arp-bolts.com)because amongst other things I
>> wanted to get replacements for the EM studs, but ARP said that they don't
>> make any studs smaller than 10mm thread... The EM studs are 8mm, and I
>> really want to avoid getting these from the dealer because they seem
>> weak. Anybody know where I can go to get good strong replacements?
>Gee Marc, like I said, new ones ought to be good for at least 5 years
>before you break them...
>> Also, What about the head studs and connection rod bolts? Family
>> Pictures lists the
>> head bolts(I think I want to use studs instead.. comments?)
>Is there room in the head for the nuts and socket to tighten them if you
>use studs? the bolts are socket head thingies, triple square I think,
>so there may not be much clearance around them. that's usually why
>socket cap screws get used I think. Only excuse I can think of, anyway.
>82 Audi Coupe; 84 4kq; 85 Coupe GT; 73 F250