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Need Exhaust Removal Advice

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Yamasaki, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. Jun 2, 2010 at 6:50 PM
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    Yamasaki

    Yamasaki [OP] Yamaha + Kawasaki!

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    I need some advice about the exhaust setup on my truck. The majority of the piping is stock but at one point a new muffler was welded on. I ordered a TRD exhaust but need some advice as to how to remove the stock system. My issue is rust. See pic.

    I think I will be able to remove the O2 sensor ok, just soak it up. But what you guys think about the pipe itself. Those bolts look like they are melted to the Cat. FML.

    Anybody have experience with a similar situation. I think I will have to cutt off those cat bolts but don't want to damage the cat. Need advice.
     
  2. Jun 2, 2010 at 6:53 PM
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    Yamasaki

    Yamasaki [OP] Yamaha + Kawasaki!

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    Well I can't upload the photos now I'll have to try later. Just imagine a rust bathed cat/exhaust pipe connector (the one with the 2 bolts)
     
  3. Jun 2, 2010 at 6:57 PM
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    borderbrat

    borderbrat Watching Chris4x4 o.O

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    lots of penetrating oil.
     
  4. Sep 4, 2010 at 12:23 PM
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    malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

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    pb buster and an angle grinder with a cutting blade. the o2 sensor is a bitch. i still cant get mine off and am contemplating just getting a new sensor altogether the pipe itself isnt too hard just a clumsy piece to deal with
     
  5. Sep 4, 2010 at 1:40 PM
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    trd7

    trd7 4wd tacoma

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