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    Apprentice 750+ Pmarcuzzo's Avatar
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    Molly needs new exhaust

    Good morning folks, thought I had this one on the bag. Molly blew out the bottom of her muffler last week. Sounds like an old John Deere tractor now. No problem I thought, I have a great looking one from the pile of stuff I got from Drail. Dug it out of the shed, took the catalytic converter off. two studs and two SS nuts came right off in 20 seconds. Crawled under Molly and she has two bolts that thread into the converter. Naturally they have probably been there for god knows how many years. Just soaked them in PB Blaster and not budging with a 1/2" drive and cheater bar, Will let them soak a while longer, anybody got some secrets to breaking exhaust bolts loose? Thought this was going to be a easy 1 hour job . . . .
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    Re: Molly needs new exhaust

    Soaking in PB is about the only thing I do. Applying heat with a propane torch is the next step. If they crack loose, loosen and tighten with plenty of blaster. You can get them out.
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    Re: Molly needs new exhaust

    Thanks Joe, I got the front of the converter off now with no problem. Any hints on getting the rubber mounts over the "mushroom" metal hangar? I get those 4 puppies out then I can put the heat to those 2 bolts with the MAPP torch from the grill.
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    Re: Molly needs new exhaust

    Everything is out! Found a hint to use a honking big pair of channel locks to pop the rubber mounts off. A little windex and they were off. Everything is on the ground and dis-assembled, run to O'Reily's for new gaskets and I should be able to put this back together!
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    Everything is back together and running quiet! Life is good.
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    Re: Molly needs new exhaust

    Well that was a quick success story.
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