downpipe nuts

alan cordeiro alancordeiro at
Tue Jul 4 14:47:07 EDT 2006

Shawn Olsen had  a 17mm stubby which he bought
over. I used it successfully with an added open/closed
wrench for additional leverage.

However, it is not mandatry to get off the upper pipe section.
I successflly removed and reinstalled my transmission by
working around the lower Y pipe. It is harder, but can be done
once the engine is tilted downwards at about 15 degrees or so.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kneale Brownson" <kneale at>
To: <200q20v at>
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2006 2:07 PM
Subject: downpipe nuts

> What's the secret to getting that last @#$%^%$#@  nut holding the downpipe
> on?  You know the one I mean, the one on the underside closest to the
> engine.  Even my socket with its own swivel won't fit on it squarely 
> enough
> to allow loosening.  I need the downpipe off to get the tranny out to
> replace the whining throwout bearing. (and those other wear parts in the
> clutching system).
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