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    Cutting of an exhaust

    Hi folks,
    Just as above really to see if anyone thinks theres a problem doing that

    Im going to fit the downpipe/ centre and rear boxes and i think its gonna be a pain getting the old one off as ive never done job before

    I want to get the cutting disc in between the manifold/ downpipe join and just cut the bolts right off

    Does anyone see anything wrong doing that?

    Thanks, watty

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    I've never seen the underside of an E28 before Watty, but if it's anything like the E36 then you'll never get a disc cutter in there to some of them bolts.

    I had to heat my bolts up to get them off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferret View Post
    I've never seen the underside of an E28 before Watty, but if it's anything like the E36 then you'll never get a disc cutter in there to some of them bolts.

    I had to heat my bolts up to get them off.
    Cheers Ferret, yeah i think i MIGHT get my small grinder in there going by the quick look ive had.

    Did you have to get the nuts red hot on yours?, ive only got a heat gun like

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    Quote Originally Posted by watty View Post
    Did you have to get the nuts red hot on yours?
    Yes mate, they were glowing and still needed alot of force to get them to budge.

    If you only have a heat gun, then I wouldn't attempt it with that as you run the risk of rounding the nuts off. And in the scenario that you can't grind them off, you really will be up shit creak without a paddle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferret View Post
    Yes mate, they were glowing and still needed alot of force to get them to budge.

    If you only have a heat gun, then I wouldn't attempt it with that as you run the risk of rounding the nuts off. And in the scenario that you can't grind them off, you really will be up shit creak without a paddle
    Yeah i didnt think the gun would make enough heat

    Sod it, this is gonna be a PITA probably so itll have to wait a bit maybe, ill swap the wing first

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    Angle grinder or hacksaw.... Cut them off, repair later....

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    Is the car road worthy ? If so, it might be worth popping down to your local place and ask how much it'll cost to heat them up, wind them almost all the way off, then wind 'em back up again. Shouldn't cost that much.

    By the time you get home, soak them in WD40, you should be able to then get them off yourself without too much hassle.

    Before you do, get some of the more experienced chaps advice first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Whittaker View Post
    Angle grinder or hacksaw.... Cut them off, repair later....
    Ah cheers Kevin. So do you think a hacksaw blade would fit in between the manifold and downpipe join? Would be good having everything to hand that i can try in place to save a lot of crawling about. The pipes and bolts etc will be going in the bin as ive got the full exhaust fitting kit

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    Is the car road worthy ? If so, it might be worth popping down to your local place and ask how much it'll cost to heat them up, wind them almost all the way off, then wind 'em back up again. Shouldn't cost that much.

    By the time you get home, soak them in WD40, you should be able to then get them off yourself without too much hassle.

    Before you do, get some of the more experienced chaps advice first.
    Thats the prob Ferret, im fitting the exhaust for the Mot so its not roadworthy

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    A Nut Splitter tool could be a Good Last Resort

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    As previously stated Loads of WD40 and DO NOT attempt to remove them with a Bi-hex socket or spanner, use a proper 6 sided tight fitting good quality socket.
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    Hacksaw blade should fit, you might have more luck with a junior hacksaw due to the lack of space...

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