I have a set of extractor sockets that can best be described as an easy-out on the inside. Spiral cut teeth that grab onto stripped bolt heads like in that picture. And they DO NOT let go. One of the best purchases that I have ever made. Makes childs play of stripped out nuts, bolts, allen head CV bolts, everything.
Might be worth your investment to get the job done.
I cut the heads off pulled the manifold off and took the studs out
That's what I did too. The bolts came out of the head with just a pair of vise grips. The problem was they had rusted into the manifolds. But with the manifold on the bench you can either heat them and hit them with a punch or air hammer. If that doesn't work they might have to be drilled out.
I took mine to the local napa and had them resurface the manifold so hopefully it will bolt up flush and not leak with out a gasket.
I will be doing this job as soon as my wife and I close on our first house soon I have leaks at all 4 points of the manifold to block, blown up-pipes and a van turbo Im gonna put on. Im Gonna get the ceramic coated up-pipes from Clay. I can tell from this thread its gonna be a PITA. I have a couple questions. If I can find a large belt sander and lay the manifold flat on it wouldnt that get it close enough to being flat? What can I do to make the job eaiser next time if I ned to take the manifold off, would never seize work or is that too much heat for it to work? I also want to sand blast the manifolds and paint them too, does anyone sell ceramic coating paint I can rattle can on there? Thanks
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