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Old 11-02-2010, 03:58 PM   #1
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77 ford ex; manifold leaking, my dads truck.


I haven't done one in a long period of time.Should i soak.or heat up the manifolds good before tryin to get the bolts out??? I f you have a better idea....please share it with me.my dads gone now,and i promised him i'd take care of his old truck, he bought it new and left it with me, thanks for any help bob s

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Old 11-02-2010, 04:26 PM   #2
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77 ford ex; manifold leaking, my dads truck.


As far as removing the rusty old bolts, I've found that Gibbs Brand lubricant works awesome. I use it for so much more than just rust bolts. Soak them every day for a few days if you're not in a hurry. When you're ready to take them off, hopefully they will come out, but if not, add some heat with a torch.

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Old 11-02-2010, 05:06 PM   #3
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thanks for the repy sir, Can you heat the bolt with out it twisting off? or should i heat the head up next to the bolt?????

And where did you find"gibbs lubricant"??? i've not heard of this before? bob s
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Old 11-02-2010, 05:33 PM   #4
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77 ford ex; manifold leaking, my dads truck.


Ideally you'll want to avoid head but you can use it as a last resort. Heat can warp or damage the head and the gasket sealing surface.

I learned about Gibbs on the "Powerblock" on sunday mornings on spike TV. They have all kinds of great products and tips on there. The stuff really is great and I use it all over the house. It is by far the best penetrating oil I've ever used. It works its way into everything!
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