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Those are some really fugly nuts... At least you got them out. Those jobs can go south really easy. Nice work.
 

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Like a squirrel doing the backstroke - you need to keep your nuts dry
 

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I can't think of something suitably clever right now I'm a bit tired.........................but I will think of something eventually.

The things some people do to get attention on the web............... nut pictures really.............. I mean that's a bit of an extreme selfy thing isn't it?:surprise:
 

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I can't think of something suitably clever right now I'm a bit tired.........................but I will think of something eventually.

The things some people do to get attention on the web............... nut pictures really.............. I mean that's a bit of an extreme selfy thing isn't it?<img src="http://www.triumphrat.net/images/TriumphRat_2015/smilies/tango_face_surprise.png" border="0" alt="" title="EEK! Surprise!" class="inlineimg" />
Deserves its own forum I reckon 😁
 

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Just thought you'd like the see the state of my nuts and exhaust studs when I started to service my "new" 2002 ST 955i this winter...

One missing, three practically welded and one fully disintegrated.
Hi Mate, were yours just as bad as mine on my thread below.


Apart from the penetrating oil and heat did you just use a normal socket and wrench? How did you get the disintegrated studs out? I have some bolt extractor sockets that i think i will try and use.

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Hi mate,

That all looks very similar to mine. I just had to poke a couple of mine with a screw driver and they started to fall apart.
I removed everything that I could that was in the way... Rad etc.
Then I sprayed oil on and left it over night. Sprayed some more before I started and left for 15 mins. As the powder coating was already flaking off the engine and I was respraying it later I didn't worry too much about using a blowtorch on it. So working one stud at a time, I heated the engine surrounding the stud (it's aluminium so I was cautious). I used a set of mole grips to clamp the stud (or what was left of any nut on the stud) and slowly began to turn.
It took a few tries but I managed to either get the nut off the stud amd them the stud out, or the nut and stud would come out together. It's amazing how helpful the heat was as I had to find this process through hit and miss. Definitely found some mole grips clamped on super tight the best way though.
 

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Hi mate,

That all looks very similar to mine. I just had to poke a couple of mine with a screw driver and they started to fall apart.
I removed everything that I could that was in the way... Rad etc.
Then I sprayed oil on and left it over night. Sprayed some more before I started and left for 15 mins. As the powder coating was already flaking off the engine and I was respraying it later I didn't worry too much about using a blowtorch on it. So working one stud at a time, I heated the engine surrounding the stud (it's aluminium so I was cautious). I used a set of mole grips to clamp the stud (or what was left of any nut on the stud) and slowly began to turn.
It took a few tries but I managed to either get the nut off the stud amd them the stud out, or the nut and stud would come out together. It's amazing how helpful the heat was as I had to find this process through hit and miss. Definitely found some mole grips clamped on super tight the best way though.
Great! Thanks for the info

I will give attempt this is a couple weeks, and hopefully they will all come out.
 
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