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One of the smallest yet most important parts of your car is the Exhaust Bolt. This component is responsible for keeping your vehicle's exhaust system safely in place. There are several bolts attached to your exhaust pipe and the exhaust headers. These bolts hold the pipes and headers together, preventing them from dislodging accidentally. However, due to constant exposure to elements such as road salt, mud, grime, and rain, these bolts will eventually rust. This can cause the exhaust pipes to get dislodged accidentally while you're driving. You can either choose to apply anti-rust solutions or just opt to settle for brand-new bolts. When buying a bolt, you should check if the bolts are made of heavy duty, rust-proof material so that you can use them for a very long period. With a new bolt installed in your exhaust system, you can look forward to a safer ride every day. Get the perfect Exhaust Bolt from us here at Auto Parts Warehouse right now. Visit our parts catalog to get the high-quality products that will perform beyond your expectations. We guarantee non-stop customer support for your critical parts needs and secured purchases for your peace of mind. Shop now!

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How to Replace Your Car's Exhaust Manifold Bolts

You turn on your engine and suddenly hear all sorts of noise coming from the inside of it. First, you hear a loud rumbling sound coming from your exhaust. Next, you hear a strange ticking noise from under the hood. Later, you start to notice your exhaust system has also started to leak. Don't wait a minute longer. Fix your exhaust manifold bolts before it's too late.

Difficulty level: Moderate

Tools that you'll need:

  • Propane torch
  • Penetrating oil
  • Socket wrench
  • Vice grips
  • Drill and drill bits
  • Gasket scraper

Step 1: Cool down your engine before you start to work. You may also wear protective glasses and gloves for safety. Make sure you have enough space to work around your car.

Step 2: Let penetrating fluid work on all of the exhaust manifold bolts, including the broken one. Leave this for a few hours. Unfasten the exhaust manifold bolts and again pour penetrating fluid on the bolts if some of them still don't move.

Step 3: While waiting for the fluid to set, heat a propane torch if bolts are still stuck. Once a stubborn bolt turns red due to hotness, let the bolt cool. After this, the bolt will be easier to detach.

Step 4: Reach the broken bolt by detaching the exhaust manifold. It helps to use vise grips to coil the bolt out. Next, drill the bolt out. A drill bit the same diameter as one of the exhaust manifold bolts without the threads should be used.

Step 5: Clean out any remnants of the broken piece by running a tap into the hole that is the same size as the exhaust manifold bolts. Tap the remaining manifold bolt holes so that the bolts will thread back in easily.

Step 6: Attach a new bolt in replace of the broken one and clean up the rust on the threads of the original bolts using a wire brush or a wire wheel.

Step 7: Use a gasket scraper to remove the gasket material from the engine block and the exhaust manifold mounting surfaces. Next, fix a new exhaust manifold gasket between the exhaust manifold and the engine block. Make sure bolts are tightened.

Step 8: Finally, run your vehicle to check if the exhaust still leaks. If it does, you not have done the steps correctly. You can start again making sure all the new bolts are secured properly.

Replacing your car's exhaust manifold bolts can be a bit challenging. However, with the right tools and correctly followed procedure, it will take you less than an hour to finish the whole process.

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