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Busted a nut!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by KodiakToyTRD, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. Aug 17, 2010 at 11:52 AM
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    KodiakToyTRD

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    So in the process of removing and replacing my throw out bearing I had to remove the Y pipe to remove the transmission. It all went fine till I went to put it all back together...I broke 3 of the 4 bolts that attach the Y pipe to the exhaust manifolds, and and the 1 bolt that attaches the drivers transmission support to the exhaust manifold.

    Any ideas on how to fix this? I'm thinking right now of just drilling out the 4 studs and putting grade 5-7 bolts with crimped lock nuts thru the holes and replacing them that way. Are grade 5-7 bolt alright to use or should I use stainless?
     
  2. Aug 17, 2010 at 12:00 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I would usae stainless.
     
  3. Aug 17, 2010 at 1:11 PM
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    I would use galvanized however idk how well it would take the heat. the reason those bolts broke was because of the heat. constant heating and cooling must have weakened them over time.

    btw love the busted a nut title.
     
  4. Aug 17, 2010 at 1:19 PM
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    ya i just broke one last night installing my y pipe :(
     
  5. Aug 17, 2010 at 1:35 PM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    damn, i read the thread title and came in here expecting all the wrong things
     
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  7. Aug 17, 2010 at 5:16 PM
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    Well I figured I'd get creative with it! Fit my situation perfectly.

    Gerber, what Y pipe did you get?
     
  8. Aug 18, 2010 at 12:08 AM
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    And after I have replaced these bolts (I dont wanna drive around town with a leak for a long time) I'm goin to get DT long tube headers, Pipe Bomb Y pipe and MBRP XP dual exhaust. I have a sweet wish list of mods I just made in addition to the things i just mentioned.

    Light weight flywheel
    Stage II clutch
    URD Short throw shifter
    URD TCAI

    Trying to keep a low budget mod list going...:rolleyes:
     
  9. Aug 18, 2010 at 12:23 AM
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    Ugh exhaust work is the worst....rusty nuts suck :p

    Sounds like a good excuse for a new pair of headers...
     
  10. Aug 18, 2010 at 5:21 AM
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    Use a good high temp antisieze and you'll never have a problem once you get them off the first time.
     
  11. Aug 18, 2010 at 5:53 AM
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    Galvanized is not good for those temperatures. Stainless in the way to go.
     
  12. Aug 18, 2010 at 6:11 PM
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    So I was told if i wanted to make it easy to take the manifold off the engine to remove the broken bolts. If I'm gonna do that I might as well put the headers on...in the mean time while I wait for cash to purchase the DT long tube's, whats the best idea...just drill out one bolt? The drivers side has both bolts broken and the passenger side has just one...my exhaust leak is obviously on the drivers side..lol
     
  13. Sep 3, 2010 at 5:27 PM
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    Got the leaks fixed. Went thru 4 cobalt drill bits. I don't ever wanna do that again, it was a freakin pain in the ass.
     
  14. Oct 29, 2010 at 3:19 PM
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    i just got done replacing my to bearing and installing my stage 3 clutch with lw flywheel (i dont like the clutch chatter and should have just stuck with stock and the lw flywheel is nothing special either)......anyways i also broke 3 exhaust bolts. I cussed a lot and then I cut them off, drilled a small pilot hole, drilled them out and replaced with stainless.
     
  15. Oct 29, 2010 at 4:39 PM
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    ^^^ Exactly what I did...a few weeks later.
     
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