[urq] Damn intake manifold

Thatcher Hubbard thatcher.hubbard at gmail.com
Sat Apr 29 14:02:47 EDT 2006

Thanks for all the advice everyone, I'll probably try a similar sized
Torx first and then maybe the Sears tools.  I consider Louis-Alain's
cutting a last resort, but it would probably work.

The ironic part about this is that these bolts are brand new.  I
pulled the head off the car last year, and had it reworked by a
machine shop.  At the same time, I replaced my very badly cracked and
very loud EM with one that is not yet cracked.  I did, of course,
renew all of my fasteners at the same time, new studs and nuts for the
EM, new bolts and washers for the IM.

I'm wondering if it would be possible to get a 6mm bolt of the same
length that has a deeper cup in the bolt head and can also stand up to
the heat and stress of that location.  The OEM ones don't seem to be
THAT well built, aside from their cost.

And Bill, I will be calling you at some point, but it'll probably be
after I get this nonsense with the IM sorted out.  At that point, I'm
literally hours away from firing this thing.  I do appreciate your
offer of help, I'm just not to a point where I can take advantage of
it yet.

On 4/28/06, P Cole <pcolegrps at mn.rr.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 28 Apr 2006 11:02:05 -0700, Thatcher Hubbard wrote:
> >>there and drive an oversized 7mm hex in there, so it looks to me like
> >I will have to take the head off (and waste a new set of OEM head
> >bolts that had a mere 200 miles on them, not to mention a new head
> >
> I've had real good luck with the sears brand external bolt-off tools- they
> remove stripped allen's well ( think audi engine mount bolts)
> The work well on a simple 3/8" drive ratchet and will claw their way onto the
> head from many angles.
> I've used them on the head bolts before too.
> http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product.do?BV_UseBVCookie=Yes&vertical=TOOL&pid=00952166
> 000
> >gasket) to get these final bolts.  And, as anyone here knows, getting
> >the head off these is a very involved affair.  So this is a call for
> >anyone with a creative idea on how to get these damn bolts out without
> >taking the head off.  There is not enough room to get a drill down
> >there, and you can't see the bolt heads without using a mirror anyway,
> >so even if there was, that would seem to be a poor idea.
> >
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