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Grarea
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Bugger ............

Post by Grarea on Tue 07 Mar 2017, 9:39 am

................. and phew .......... 

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OK, so I picked up a new SS system from Motad on ebay, (the old downpipes were rotting on the shoulder) dead pleased, anyway, was doing it up and the stud went.
I hadn't even got as far as thinking torque yet.

So, after various heating and plusgas (thanks for the tips) I got it out.
Now, seeing as I need a new one, I see it might be worth replacing with Stainless steel.

Are they the better ones?

Also, stupid question, I might as well replace all four if I can.
My worry is a) breaking them as I try and remove them.
b) damaging the thread in case I can't get them out easily and decide to leave them in.

How do you remove the studs?
Or am I best to take the 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' approach?

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Post by sullivj on Tue 07 Mar 2017, 10:32 am

lock a few nuts together.  it will help protect the threads and help to remove the stud.

I left mine well alone, so can't comment on which ones are best.

Glad you got it out.
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Post by ANDYC on Tue 07 Mar 2017, 10:51 am

Stainless steel is normally softer than commonly used steel. I know that it's hard to imagine something softer than Honda exhaust studs but it's true. If you really want to use stainless steel then use marine grade ones. I have been using this for many years with no problems. 
I also use high tensile grub screws which are much stronger than original studs and  stainless steel ones. 
Removing the original studs is a very hit and miss thing whichever method you use I'm afraid.
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Post by Grarea on Tue 07 Mar 2017, 12:46 pm

@sullivj wrote:
Glad you got it out.

Me too.
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Post by Grarea on Tue 07 Mar 2017, 1:15 pm

@ANDYC wrote:Stainless steel is normally softer than commonly used steel. I know that it's hard to imagine something softer than Honda exhaust studs but it's true. If you really want to use stainless steel then use marine grade ones. I have been using this for many years with no problems. 
I also use high tensile grub screws which are much stronger than original studs and  stainless steel ones. 
Removing the original studs is a very hit and miss thing whichever method you use I'm afraid.

OK, thanks.
Sounds like leaving them in is the way forward.

I don't have any preferences either way. (SS or any other type)
I just read somewhere SS.
Just whatever works best.

I like the sound of stronger.
When I think grub screws, I think allen key holes as well, is that right?
It feels like that would weaken it, but at least they aren't made of silly putty.
Also, useful for removing in the future.

So, I assume a dab of copper grease before hand and a fill the allen hole with grease
is the way to go.

Does anyone have the size anywhere?

Or even a link?
I assume it is fun trying to get the right thread pitch?

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