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Old 03-18-2010, 11:56 PM   #11
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Re: Ford 5.8 engine help (1995)-need to ID part

Thanks for the good advice everyone. Several of you had it right, I just wasn't in a place to listen.

"Tow it to a mechanic? Never!"

I also wish I had seen scatter's post about the EZ out a littler earlier. I was out breaking it off as he was typing. And the party really was over. I spent the entire day trying to get that little bastard out. The EZ outs are going in the trash.

Turns out, the garage is not all that impressed. They think they can get it out in an hour. And I'm going to let them finish out the other work I had planned to do on my week off.

One more lesson learned. Thanks again for the help and offers of assistance.

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Old 03-21-2010, 06:42 AM   #12
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Just a quick update. I dropped by yesterday to check progress. The younger mechanic working on it (maybe 30), said that he tried to get the bolt out and gave up, telling his boss they needed to replace the manifold. When he came back from lunch, one of the "old guys" had removed the bolt and helicoiled it while he was gone. Good as new. Here's to the "old guys."

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I also wish I had seen scatter's post about the EZ out a littler earlier. I was out breaking it off as he was typing. And the party really was over. I spent the entire day trying to get that little bastard out. The EZ outs are going in the trash.

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Don't throw out the EZ outs. They are very good and usefull tools. They don't break from too much torque, they break from off angle force. You have to be very carefull to only turn the EZ out, not to put any force other than rotation - for example, if you put a wrench on one and push, it will break. You must support the end of the wrench or use a two ended tap holder to only turn the EZ out (this also applies to taps).

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