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Offline s1120

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stuck H pipe on 02 cali
« on: May 27, 2020, 12:54:07 PM »
Any tricks for getting a H pipe off the headers on a 02 EV/stone?  I dont want to run at it with hammers swinging. Any tricks for pulling them apart without causing damage?
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Re: stuck H pipe on 02 cali
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2020, 01:22:33 PM »
Hi Paul, lots of penetrating oil, and tap on it rearward with a soft mallet. Taking the headpipes off sometimes breaks it loose easier. You can twist the headpipes a bit that way to break them loose. Next time you assemble it use some silicone rtv between the pipes. It seals tiny gaps,and makes dis assembly much easier next time. Charlie Mullendore taught me that trick! Thanks Charlie! :thumb:
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Re: stuck H pipe on 02 cali
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2020, 03:59:05 PM »
Thanks.  I got it. I ran the motor a bit to get them hot, used a screw driver in the slots and widened them a little, then a few taps on the edge of the pipe started it moving!   Ive never heard of using sealer. I normaly use a little antiseeze with I put them together, but I had not had the front connections apart yet.
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Re: stuck H pipe on 02 cali
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2020, 04:43:18 PM »
I had previously used copper anti seize, but for the last 3-4 years have used the rtv silicone and it really works out very well. Its easy to clean off the old stuff too,.... a rag soaked with lacquer thinner takes it off and leaves things clean , ready for the next application. Im glad you got it apart without damage!
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Re: stuck H pipe on 02 cali
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Re: stuck H pipe on 02 cali
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2020, 05:01:48 PM »
I had previously used copper anti seize, but for the last 3-4 years have used the rtv silicone and it really works out very well. Its easy to clean off the old stuff too,.... a rag soaked with lacquer thinner takes it off and leaves things clean , ready for the next application. Im glad you got it apart without damage!
Rick.
I've tried High Temp RTV Silicone on exhaust joints as a sealant and it's always cooked out in the first two hundred miles. What are you using that stands header to crossover temps?
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