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Old 02-16-2007, 01:43 PM
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The most annoying thing to work on, on your jeep

I had to cut the ends off on the studs that hold the exhaust and manifolds together. Getting those studs out of the exhaust is the most annoying thing I've ever had to do on any of my Jeeps.

I was able to get the 1st one I touched out with vise grips, hurray this will be easy. The second one would not move. I went and got my torch tanks filled. I heated it up and I could bearly move it. So I welded a nut on the end of it. Success!!!. Now onto the other side of the motor. Tried all the steps and they both end up breaking off in the manifold. I had to walk away from the Jeep after that. Time to bust out the drill.

What kind of problems have yall all run into?
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Old 02-16-2007, 01:56 PM
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One time, when I was removing the aircleaner, I bent one of my fingernails back, and it like hurt like alot.

I think the exhaust manifold studs are one of the biggest PIA's there is. I feel for you on that one. Next is working on old Datsun Z motors when you snap a bolt off in the aluminum head. They're a blast to drill out from aluminum. At least it's cheap crap japanese steel.


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Old 02-16-2007, 01:58 PM
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I don't know where to start, so I'll start with a few:

The upper starter bolt on a 360.
The backlight for the heater control on a Kaiser era truck.
The sparkplugs behind the heater box on a V8.
Valve adjustment on a Tornado 230 (with the engine running).

And of course, Torx bolts-any and all of them, especially seatbelts.
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Old 02-16-2007, 01:59 PM
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One more is all the stupid torx head bolts from the seat belts, door hinges, to the u-joint straps. An impact screwdriver definitely comes in handy.



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Old 02-16-2007, 02:05 PM
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The upper starter bolt on a 360.

Same with me - I mentioned it on a thread a while back.
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Old 02-16-2007, 02:08 PM
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I've been lucky with my exhaust manifolds.

The most annoying thing for me so far has been the electric rear window, when it sometimes works, sometimes doesn't, sometimes stops halfway down or up. If it's not working you need to crawl inside over the seats to pull off that panel then jump the wires to a 12v source, yada yada yada. Gets real fun in 100 degree weather.

The manifolds sound worse though.
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Old 02-16-2007, 02:27 PM
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Hope you use anti-sieze putting them back in and on the nuts holding it together.
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Old 02-16-2007, 03:06 PM
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...The sparkplugs behind the heater box on a V8....

#6 & #8 are a LOT easier to get to from under the rig
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Old 02-16-2007, 03:19 PM
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definitely spark plugs and exhaust manifold bolts
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Old 02-16-2007, 03:32 PM
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PART 2

Well I have extra 2 sets of manifolds lieing in my shed and extra gaskets so I decided I'd use one of them on the passenger side. So I start unscrewing the back emissions bolt thing on the manifold and it breaks, doesn't really matter so I'm fine. I loosen all of the manifold bolts, I thought. I started at the back and took out the first 2. Then the third one breaks. So now I have a stud in the head to take out, HURRAY!!! I guess atleast I'm down to just one stud.

Should I heat it up or not and then try to take it out with vise grips?

Also do I have to go back and use hollow bolts?
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Old 02-16-2007, 03:40 PM
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...the electric rear window

x2 -I loathe that $@*$@%#$)%*^! thing
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Old 02-16-2007, 03:49 PM
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removing and installing the transmission

i could definitely live with paying someone else to do that.
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Old 02-16-2007, 04:00 PM
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For me the most annoying thing on V-8's besides spark plugs is changing out the mechanical fuel pump...Then after it's all said & done you take a look at the fuel pump on a 258
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Old 02-16-2007, 04:33 PM
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#6 & #8 are a LOT easier to get to from under the rig

Probably true. I can get to the #6 & 8 plugs with a regular socket handle from above. The problem is I risk cutting my hand on the metal heater box when the plugs break free. Gloves help, but it's still tight.

Threading them back in is almost as bad since it's hard to see .
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Old 02-16-2007, 04:56 PM
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I don't know where to start, so I'll start with a few:

The upper starter bolt on a 360.
The backlight for the heater control on a Kaiser era truck.
The sparkplugs behind the heater box on a V8.
Valve adjustment on a Tornado 230 (with the engine running).

And of course, Torx bolts-any and all of them, especially seatbelts.

Upper starter bolt I despise. Especially since i stripped out the threads in the bell housing so I just went to a 1/4-20 with a nylock nut. It is ALL but impossible to hold two wrenches on there and tighten it down. Good thing I have headers because there is just enough room to get at them through the fenderwell and headers.

My truck was made before torx head bolts... NEENER NEENER NEENER!
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Old 02-16-2007, 05:05 PM
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Anything underneath that's rusty, sharp, and filthy. I think the two things that really gave me a headache were trying to remove the y-pipe (which ended in having to cut it, then have it rewelded with new nuts welded to the studs), and replaceing the selector shaft seal on the trans, that was awful too.
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Old 02-16-2007, 05:18 PM
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Changing a mechanical fuel pump at night, in the dark, in some strangers driveway who cant speak any english, w/an adjustable wrench, metric sockets, "99 cent special" ratchet, and a pocket screw driver...All to try and get to my night class on time but only in vain.

Ask me how I know...
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Old 02-16-2007, 05:33 PM
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New to FSJs, I can’t complain yet (the 360 out and in went smoothly), but wrenching on the small ones my least favorite job is GREASING. The more you improve your rig it seems like the number of zerks goes up exponentially.
Hate stupid TORX too.
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Old 02-16-2007, 05:39 PM
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Upper starter bolt I despise. Especially since i stripped out the threads in the bell housing so I just went to a 1/4-20 with a nylock nut. It is ALL but impossible to hold two wrenches on there and tighten it down. Good thing I have headers because there is just enough room to get at them through the fenderwell and headers.

My truck was made before torx head bolts... NEENER NEENER NEENER!

My '79 is the only one with Torx. after several days of trying to remove the seatbelt bolts with pb blaster, a torch, and breaking 5 torx sockets, the Sears clerk almost knew me on a first name basis .


I might add to the list: Pulling the hub on an earlier 2-piece tapered rear axle.
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Old 02-16-2007, 06:01 PM
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Anything that puts me in harms way of the hood latch. Since I'm 6-4 and my rig has no lift, just about anything on the driver's side of the engine qualifies.
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