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    Bottom row exhaust manifold Torx bolts

    I just removed my exhaust manifold so I can drill n tap my O2, boy are those bottom row of Torx difficult to reach?!?!

    i want someone to honestly say when they re-fitted their manifold they managed to use a torque wrench!!?? Come on, I want the truth, there's no way you can torque those with the engine still in the hull. Is there?

    Needs a bit of old school feel to hit the right torque I think


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    I always just torque it by feel. Lol. No way I can fit a torque wrench in there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tornado34 View Post
    I just removed my exhaust manifold so I can drill n tap my O2, boy are those bottom row of Torx difficult to reach?!?!

    i want someone to honestly say when they re-fitted their manifold they managed to use a torque wrench!!?? Come on, I want the truth, there's no way you can torque those with the engine still in the hull. Is there?

    Needs a bit of old school feel to hit the right torque I think
    Replace those "E" bolts with standard SS hex head bolts. The E-Bolt heads are easily stripped if the "E" socket is not paced square on the head. Then you will have to cut the head off. No need to use a torque wrench.

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    lock washers and socket caps. You'd have this for free with a torque plate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glade Rider View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by tornado34 View Post
    I just removed my exhaust manifold so I can drill n tap my O2, boy are those bottom row of Torx difficult to reach?!?!

    i want someone to honestly say when they re-fitted their manifold they managed to use a torque wrench!!?? Come on, I want the truth, there's no way you can torque those with the engine still in the hull. Is there?

    Needs a bit of old school feel to hit the right torque I think
    Replace those "E" bolts with standard SS hex head bolts. The E-Bolt heads are easily stripped if the "E" socket is not paced square on the head. Then you will have to cut the head off. No need to use a torque wrench.
    Was thinking of doing that. I did that to the SC on my 04 GTX, made it much easier and predictable on future rebuilds.

    E Torx are a bitch, I agree, even with good quality sockets it's so easy to round the heads. A trip to my favourite nut & bolt shop I on Monday I feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imp0ster View Post
    lock washers and socket caps. You'd have this for free with a torque plate
    What are "lock washers and socket caps"?

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    I am in the process of taking the manifold off as well. Stripped a damn bolt last night. Hoping this tool I got from Sears will get it out. It was the first one I tried too!! GAH

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