Originally Posted by elpete77
did the 105K service 4k early. and found my muffler bolts have become one with the flanges.
Yea, so, what's your point. That happens to exhaust bolts and nut's all the time. If you ned to remove them and want to replace them. Just go to any hardware store and get 8mmX1.25 nut's & bolts with some washers and replace them.
Spray the old ones with PB Blaster before you try to break them free and use anti-sieze compound on the new ones.
225,000miles 5/2012 ej257 short block, 8/2011 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. CHECK your oil, these cars use it.
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