How to Keep Header Bolts Tight?

Answer Headers are inherently warped by a certain amount where they are welded to the separator flange, causing uneven seating against the head. To correct this problem, special thick, soft header gaskets... Read More »

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How to Tighten Header Bolts?

Custom exhausts are popular additions to a car, and headers are the first thing to get installed. Over time, header bolts can loosen, and you have to tighten them. Getting at header bolts isn't eas... Read More »

How to Remove Stuck Header Bolts?

Because exhaust manifolds and headers are made of iron, they are particularly susceptible to rust. Rust by itself usually doesn't present a problem for exhaust components. However, removing rusted ... Read More »

How tight should bolts be tightened?

On One Hand: To SpecificationWhether working on an automobile, an industrial machine, or just about any other engineered object that requires bolts, a specific torque is specified for the bolt in q... Read More »

How to Remove Extremely Tight Bolts?

Bolts that have been in place for a long time often become so rusted they cannot easily be loosened with a wrench or socket. Exposure to moisture makes them even rustier. Trying to force a bolt wil... Read More »