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Old October 15th, 2011, 09:41 AM
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Brass nuts on exhaust manifold

Saw this on the Guns and Rovers forum. I always use brass nuts on the flange from the exhaust manifold makes them much easier to remove. When I called around I got the impression that it was not that common. I find when removing and fitting a series starter if I take of the exhaust manifold nuts a can move the exhaust pipe just enough to make working on the starter much easier.
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Old October 15th, 2011, 12:55 PM
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Yup, been using brass nuts on them for decades. They can still be difficult to turn sometimes so I only use 6pt sockets on them.
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Old October 15th, 2011, 03:11 PM
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I second brass nuts you thank yourself 5 years down the road when you need to service it again.

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Third brass nuts - we used brass flange nuts on our turbo hondas and they never seized, both on the exhaust studs and the turbo.
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Fourth - it's a trend. We use them on VW's both turbo and regular exhaust manifolds.
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Local machine shop has re-done the exhaust studs on a few manifolds for me over the years, every time I get them back it has a bronze stud and a long brass nut on it.

Makes my life so much easier in the long run, well worth the cost and time to track the stuff down.

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