downpipe nuts

Kneale Brownson kneale at
Tue Jul 4 16:03:54 EDT 2006

How'd you get it onto the nut?  Did you have the wastegate and expanded
pipe out?  

At 02:47 PM 7/4/2006 -0400, alan cordeiro wrote:
>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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