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Old 06-08-2013, 08:50 AM   #1
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Help! Am I screwed?

Trying to install my isolator and loosen the back bolts on the IM, somehow the damn bolt sheered off....so am I screwed? Is there anyway to get it off with that bolt still in? How the hell do I get that bolt out?
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:54 AM   #2
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Damn you must have been tightening it instead of loosening it. If the head of the bolt is off, you should still be able to get the manifold off. I'd think you'd be okay to temporarily use 5 bolts to hold the manifold on but its possible you will leak. You will need to use an EZ out to get that bolt out but it will be a huge pain in the ass.

BUT if just the top of the bolt came off, after removing the manifold enough of the bolt will be sticking out so you can use plyers or whatever to unscrew it.
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:02 AM   #3
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Wow, I must be superman cuz I was only hand turning that thing. Ok as long as I can get the manifold off I can get the bolt out. Thanks
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:13 AM   #4
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Take the manifold off and if the broken bolt is sticking up, use a vice grip or pipe wrench on it to get it out.
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:32 AM   #5
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It looks like that bolt has no inlet into the manifold and only holds it to that black bracket, since those bolts are not reused I guess there is no real issue
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:54 AM   #6
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I only use the 5 main bolts on the IM, I don't use any of the back ones and I haven't had any problems yet.
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:45 AM   #7
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Everything went fine, got it all installed, I fI ever return it to stock I will have to drill that bolt out but it's not going anywhere, it appears it is nothing more than a stabilizer bolt like the one up on the TB we don't reuse either.
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Old 06-08-2013, 04:07 PM   #8
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Glad to hear it wasn't something major, I'm about to do this install myself can't wait to hear your impressions!
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:10 PM   #9
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Just don't o superman on the bolt like I did lol, there are two back bolts, stand on the side of the car of the bolt and ratchet "down" not up. First impressions are I can't tell yet really.
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