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    Unhappy i think my downpipe is broke

    well was fitting a new exhaust a few days ago and my downpipe seemed really loose so i checked it and here is the results
    it was just about held on when i took it off.
    pretty bad isn't it?
    and it also left me with this to sort out


    anybody got any ideas on how i can get it off?

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    Default Re: i think my downpipe is broke

    Stick the busted bit in a vice, apply a bit of heat and see if it shifts or not. Maybe soak the threads in oil overnight.

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    Default Re: i think my downpipe is broke

    have it soaking in a bit of penetrant oil at the moment
    do you think it would be ok to hit it with a hammer to shock the threads into loosening or would that damage the o2 sensor?

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    Default Re: i think my downpipe is broke

    I would just heat the exterior of the old exhaust nut. then remove with vice and spanner
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    Default Re: i think my downpipe is broke

    AFAIK U shouldn't have the sensor in penetrating fluid
    Heat is the way to go and a vice
    "if in doubt,flat out."Colin McRae" 1968-2007

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    Default Re: i think my downpipe is broke

    gonna try the heat method now, it was only a quick spray on the threads hope i didn't do damage...

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    Default Re: i think my downpipe is broke

    Just patch up the old pipe with a coke tin and a jubilee clip and some gungum, it will be as good as new - honestly!!!! :-)
    scoob demon and duffmancb like this.
    "Gotta work on the nut behind the wheel before you start fixing bolts on the car".

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