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Exhaust nuts

Postby TwoSheds » Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:48 pm

I couldn't find the nuts which hold the Y pipe to the manifolds, so I have used stainless nylocs. Now It's obvious the nyloc bit will melt so I put spring washers under the nuts, however I am now uneasy that the SS nuts will somehow become 'welded' to the studs... I was a b@ll-aching job getting the nuts on (took two hours of fiddling) so I don't want to replace them unless I need to... Whadayathink? Change them or leave them?

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Postby bandiflip » Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:53 pm

Well If you need to remove them....why not do when you need to...not now coz you want to???..If ya get my drift?
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Postby TwoSheds » Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:57 pm

I was thinking that if they are going to cause trouble then I would rather take them off now than break the studs yousee...

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Postby tecnick » Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:12 pm

Wont it be less likely to weld together? I would have thought that stainless would have a higher melting point than mild steel.

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Postby davew » Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:34 pm

I wouldn't worry about it Roger, SS does tend to "weld" to other SS fittings so a SS nut on a SS bolt will be a pain to undo later. A SS nut won't be as likely to stick to a HT steel stud though and I'd have thought would be less likely to cause a problem in the future than a HT steel nut.

No sign of the paperwork from DVLA yet then ? :)

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Postby TwoSheds » Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:25 am

davew wrote:I wouldn't worry about it Roger, SS does tend to "weld" to other SS fittings so a SS nut on a SS bolt will be a pain to undo later. A SS nut won't be as likely to stick to a HT steel stud though and I'd have thought would be less likely to cause a problem in the future than a HT steel nut.

Thanks Dave - I feel happier now.

davew wrote:No sign of the paperwork from DVLA yet then ? :)

I rush through the house like a little boy every day to check - but nothing yet... :(


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