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Old 06-24-2003, 08:17 AM
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Ok.. I was driving down the street yesterday, I here a clang and then my exhaust got loud... hehe... I was like f&!k ... I had remembered that I couldn't find the spring bolt connecting my cat to my header when i did my swap so I just used a regular bolt hehe... so I checked under the car tonight and yup that bolt was gone... so I got the new spring bolt and nut this morning and freaking hate putting these spring bolt things on... anyone got an easy way of doing it... I tried squeezing with my fingers but I guess I'm just too weak ... anyways also just moved and can't find half of my tools (they're all in boxes) .. so if anyone got an easy way let me know please!! thanks Rj
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nope! no other way, try to pry the 2 pipes to put one bolt/nut on then tighten it, the other bolt should be very easy to install. These bolts are bitches!
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there a total bitch and they suck even more when there rusted. Maybe try a clamp that could work
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Old 06-24-2003, 08:40 AM
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haha, you're just too weak.
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Old 06-24-2003, 09:22 AM
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by tominos &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">haha, you're just too weak.</TD></TR></TABLE>

haha biatch .... anyways... anyone got an easy way? I tried for about 2 minutes then had to go to work.. so I get to think about it all day... hehe... lata Rj
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anyone?
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vice grip the ******, and then thread the bolt and then just grab a socket wrench and a box end wrench and go at it.
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vice grip sounds like a good idea......
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I just used my MAN strength to do it.

really though, try harder. It takes some muscle.

Good luck.

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by DubbleD &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">vice grip sounds like a good idea...... </TD></TR></TABLE>
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i just push really hard and try to thread it on using my fingers, once it bites i use the ratchet... works for me, it just takes time...
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vice grips work
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****!!!!
The same thing just happened to me tonight on my way home from work!!
Well, its good that I have the next 2 days off.
Should I get the parts from honda??.. I still have the stock exhaust...

Not only was the exhaust f'ing loud, but I noticed a HUGE decrease in power, is that normal???

anyhow, Im not looking foward to fixing this, Im sure there's a **** load of rust..

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Old 06-25-2003, 06:10 AM
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no other place carrys the bolts... I had to go to honda to get it... freakin 16.00 for all of it (bolt/spring/nut)... didn't want to go to junkyard and get a rusted one.... ....
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use a thin rope and thread it though the spring. then get a rod and twish the rope around the rod. turn the rod so the rope tightens ile a mini spring compressor. when you got the bolt on cut the rope and you're all set.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by JUN EK9 &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">vice grip the ******, and then thread the bolt and then just grab a socket wrench and a box end wrench and go at it. </TD></TR></TABLE>
I use two... one on the top and the bottom of the hole.... thread it loosely... then the other side.. finally tighten
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Rice Cooker &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">use a thin rope and thread it though the spring. then get a rod and twish the rope around the rod. turn the rod so the rope tightens ile a mini spring compressor. when you got the bolt on cut the rope and you're all set.</TD></TR></TABLE>

Now that is an innovative idea
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put some elbow grease into it girlie man
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I made my own bolts for this task using stainless threaded rod, stainless hex nuts, and washers. If you make them yourself, you can make them a tad longer and easier to install. Making them from stainless prevenst them from siezing up, too.
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Keep it simple - I use two zip ties / zap straps to compress the spring. Then thread it in most of the way, cut the straps and tighten fully. Presto!
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well i did it this morning... hehe took me 10 minutes of pulling on the exhaust ! ... all done... I guess I'm not as weak as I thought... car sounds sooo much better ... ziptie idea and rope idea get a thumbs up from me!
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