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Old 07-27-2017, 10:09 PM
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The fsm says finger tight, then 11 ft-lbs.
Step 2: 30 ft-lbs.
Step 3: the bolts that bolt to the transaxle 48 ft-lbs.
Thanks! That helped out a lot.

Sorry all. I just finished replacing the pan this weekend. I know. It's been awhile. Life caught up to me. I got everything installed and so far no leaks with my tests. However! My luck had to fail me and when I went to install the exhaust pipe and the bolt broke. I've posted pictures. Basically two bolts came out with what looks like a pin while the other came out with just the nut. So I was wondering what you guys think I should do.
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Did that stud break coming out or going back in? If you can drop the pipe out of the way the broken stud can be drilled out. The exhaust will leak with only two fasteners out of three. You may have to remove the manifold to repair the threads. If you do not have the expertise or tools an automotive machine shop can repair the threads.
The complete stud and the nut can be reused the way they are. The broken stud is the only problem.
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Did that stud break coming out or going back in? If you can drop the pipe out of the way the broken stud can be drilled out. The exhaust will leak with only two fasteners out of three. You may have to remove the manifold to repair the threads. If you do not have the expertise or tools an automotive machine shop can repair the threads.
The complete stud and the nut can be reused the way they are. The broken stud is the only problem.
coming out. Should I use some kind of rust cleaner on these bolts? Or get new ones? They are fairly rusted, I don't know how likely it would make it to break it going in.
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If you're going to have to replace one, I'd recommend replacing all 3. They won't cost that much more and will probably last as long as the car does.
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Old 07-28-2017, 10:31 AM
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Exhaust pipe to manifold fasteners are a problem for most people. One nut behaved properly and came off the stud. One stuck to the stud and the stud unscrewed. One stuck to the stud and the stud seized in the manifold and broke.
There should be a set of three available at a large parts store in the correct size. Removing the broken stud is going to be the hard part.
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I agree about removing the broken one being the hard part. I'd remove the exhaust manifold and go about it that way, rather than try to drill it out from under the car. That's just a couple of accidents waiting to happen.
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I agree about removing the broken one being the hard part. I'd remove the exhaust manifold and go about it that way, rather than try to drill it out from under the car. That's just a couple of accidents waiting to happen.
by the looks of it. It almost seems like I would have to take a lot of the car cooling system out. Is that so? Sorry I haven't updated you guys. Just moved into our new house. Life has been hectic.
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