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Old 03-07-2015, 05:55 PM   #1
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So I lifted the car up to "try" and install the mid pipe. It's tougher than I thought. I don't know how you guys did it lol


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With a lift, 18 inches of extensions and a swivel socket. And plenty of PB blaster. Mine came out easier than the internets made it out to be. I have heard horror stories of people rounding off the nuts and then using a blow torch. Blah blah blah. Changing the tranny oil, and then breaking them loose and putting in my prochamber took about 2 and a half hours. And most of that time was waiting for the oil to stop dripping out of the drain and assembly of the prochamber to match up to my loudmouths.


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With a lift, 18 inches of extensions and a swivel socket. And plenty of PB blaster. Mine came out easier than the internets made it out to be. I have heard horror stories of people rounding off the nuts and then using a blow torch. Blah blah blah. Changing the tranny oil, and then breaking them loose and putting in my prochamber took about 2 and a half hours. And most of that time was waiting for the oil to stop dripping out of the drain and assembly of the prochamber to match up to my loudmouths.


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Was you changing your oil as well? Or...


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I have a deep transmission pan on my tranny. It has a drain bolt for quick servicing. I changed half the oil in the tranny last Saturday. Couldn't get what was in the toque converter so I changed it again yesterday.

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The hardest part for me was disconnecting the drivers side front O2 sensor. Took me like 20 minutes of painful concentration lol. It's so tight up in there.

I sprayed mine with PB blaster the night before and then again about 15 minutes before I started. It was tight, but came loose with a prob. I was most scared with the bolts connecting to the manifold. AM sells a passenger side manifold outlet gasket. I recommend getting one when you go to button up everything with the new midpipe. You can do it, just take your time.

And chock this rear wheels so she don't roll on you! Good luck.


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Yea disconnecting the front O2 sensors are the worst part of the install. They're really up there and have to have skinny arms to get it. I was able to only get a thumb, ring and pinky finger on it to unplug it.


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The stupid hardware on the pass collector is a pain in the nuts too because of the angles and if you don't have 1/2" sockets than most 3/8 drive shallows are too short to get a good bite and the deepwells can't fit in the space... Like I said a 1/2" shallow socket solves this problem.

Definitely spray liberally with liquid wrench and let it sit for awhle and really seep in there. Heat helps too and propane torches are cheap.
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