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Old 12-16-2010, 12:00 PM
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As the manifold studs using a locknut (copper plated steel) and the portion of the stud sticking out beyond the nut rusts easily, the studs almost always come out with the nuts__this can be a blessing!

It is BY FAR easier and cheaper to replace the studs and nuts (retail prices are .35 & .78 CENTS each). Buy these ahead of time, depending on the number you need__either eighteen (18) or twenty-four (24), for the 6-cylinder engines I've worked on.

A couple of more recent jobs: and

Like I was saying...

I put this set on with the engine out of the car__distinct advantage (after TMS saw the picture,they asked to use it on their website)


Randy Forbes
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