You'll need a bolt splitter to separate the catback bolts. Even on a creampuff like mine, after over a decade of Seattle weather they get rusty and had to be split.
Which bolts? If the "spring bolts" for the catback, cut them off and replace, same for further back. Assemble with copper NeverSeize. Don't forget flat washers (both ends of the bolt) to help prevent bending the flanges.Attempted to do exhaust bolts were so rusty they stripped out I gave up lol
I saw your thread btw about stubborn bolts gonna try this weekend. As I am going to leave the exhaust manifold and cat alone I'm going to try not to destroy that flange. I have pb, a propane torch, sockets, fitteds and vise grips I should be able to get those hunk of junk rusty things off.Most bolts on a car are steel unless you get spendy and do titanium.....
Ah okay makes sense, yes I do I suppose I just cap off where the hose comes from. I think pf said earlier that just keeps the TB warm during the winter. I don't really get the mechanisms of that stuff seems like the manifolds would warm the TB up pretty quickly.You have to loosen the throttle cable a little bit if you add a spacer. If you still have the water hoses hooked up to your throttle body it will negate any effects you might see from it.
As chase said no way its 49mm there's not enough metal and even then there's not enough head port to support that 42mm is like the biggest I'd go thsts where the very opening of my fastco Motorsports lower intake manifold is ported to 42mm and that alone supported 265whp naturally aspirated on their cars. So 49 wouldn't even work at all.I ported the upper and lower IMs to 49 and slapped them in. Btw what "stage" is 49mm ?
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