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post #16 of 23 Old 08-26-2010, 08:12 AM
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Keep going at it. You REALLY want to pull the seats and everything else in order to do a proper lining job. Once the bolts are out, go to the hardware store to pick up all new hardware and a tap to clean out the threads. Use some antiseize on them so you don't have this problem again when you want to pull the seats out for a good cleaning.

If you need to, do whatever it takes to get some really good leverage on them. Get a long extension and a 2 or 3 foot breaker bar and go to town. Just make sure your socket is good so you don't strip the bolts.


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post #17 of 23 Old 08-26-2010, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
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Keep going at it. You REALLY want to pull the seats and everything else in order to do a proper lining job. Once the bolts are out, go to the hardware store to pick up all new hardware and a tap to clean out the threads. Use some antiseize on them so you don't have this problem again when you want to pull the seats out for a good cleaning.

If you need to, do whatever it takes to get some really good leverage on them. Get a long extension and a 2 or 3 foot breaker bar and go to town. Just make sure your socket is good so you don't strip the bolts.
I'm about to go re soak the bolts in PB and then I'm going to give them hell. Its like EVERY SINGLE BOLT HOLDING EVERY SINGLE SEAT. Except the very front bolts, those are being nice.

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post #18 of 23 Old 08-26-2010, 09:55 AM
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Have you tried a bit of heat like from a propane torch to heat it up a bit? Don't do that lots of PBBlaster on it though.

PB Blaster may take multiple soakings over multiple days from top AND bottom (yes the bolts go through), but give it a shot. Patience is required.

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Have you tried a bit of heat like from a propane torch to heat it up a bit? Don't do that lots of PBBlaster on it though.

PB Blaster may take multiple soakings over multiple days from top AND bottom (yes the bolts go through), but give it a shot. Patience is required.
I've got all but one of the hex bolts out, and I'm gonna keep at it. All the bolts will be replaced but I'll hold onto the old ones so I can know what to look for. Still need to get the torx set to get those out but I don't think it'll be that big a hassle. Thanks alot for the replies, as you see it has worked haha.

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Good job man, keep giving that one hell. It'll budge soon. Just make sure to clean out the threads with a good tap before you put the new bolts in.

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Good job man, keep giving that one hell. It'll budge soon. Just make sure to clean out the threads with a good tap before you put the new bolts in.
Yeah absolutely. One of the torx bolts holding the left mount for the backseat is being difficult, so I may try to access it from the other side... how is the only question.

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post #22 of 23 Old 08-27-2010, 01:12 AM
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I just lived your nightmare a week ago. I ended up breaking 5 bolt heads on accident due to extensive rust build up on the under side of the body. I went through two can's of PB blaster. After the first two bolt heads broke off I started to get really good at removing the rest. I would baseically break the bolt heads off with a breaker bar because they would become so tight with the rust. Once I broke them off I would drill them out. After that, I would put a punch down the center of the remaining part of the bolt and nut and hammer away until the nut busted off the weld from the body.

Now I just have to go and get new nuts and bolts. Much easier than trying to torque them out gently and try to re use rusted hardware.

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I just lived your nightmare a week ago. I ended up breaking 5 bolt heads on accident due to extensive rust build up on the under side of the body. I went through two can's of PB blaster. After the first two bolt heads broke off I started to get really good at removing the rest. I would baseically break the bolt heads off with a breaker bar because they would become so tight with the rust. Once I broke them off I would drill them out. After that, I would put a punch down the center of the remaining part of the bolt and nut and hammer away until the nut busted off the weld from the body.

Now I just have to go and get new nuts and bolts. Much easier than trying to torque them out gently and try to re use rusted hardware.

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If it gets to the point I can't get a bolt out no matter what I'll just drill into the head and destroy it. After that I'll just replace them with stronger ones. The weak die off to make room for the strong. This is the way of the force.

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