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    Default Exhaust stud mod

    Here's a simple mod to the barrel that will make fitting the exhaust pipe and exhaust gasket much easier and could stop a bolt cross threading itself in the head:

    (23cc heads need 4mm, above 23cc need 6mm)

    Items needed

    two small lengths of stud, CA glue, washers and nylock nuts.


    Glue the studs into the barrel, put a nut on the stud so you can screw them in, you can just CA glue a bolt in the thread and remove the bolt head if you prefer (screw them in fast before the CA dries)


    Once the CA has dried remove the nuts or cut the head off the bolts, you will find fitting the gasket much easier now


    If you're header pipe is counter sunk for an Allen bolt use 2 or 3 washers before adding the nylock nut


    This will stop you ever cross threading a bolt in the barrel again and make fitting the pipe/gasket much easier.

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    Brilliant guide Cabbie, iff only all exhausts were supplied like this same as the GBE.

    I find it much easier to bolt up the header with a spanner from the side rather than going in from the rear with a T wrench

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    good idea but surely the nylock in the nut will just melt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lind5 View Post
    good idea but surely the nylock in the nut will just melt
    It actualy melts on to the studs and sticks even better! you can just use two normal nuts locked together.

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    ok i suppose that makes sence

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    done this today , will give my Badger a test tomorrow 25-1-2010

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    yeah this is a great mod to do and could save a lot of problems, cheers for the write up cabbie

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    Done this mod today, got to say it's really practical and is a piece of **** to do. Recommended mod to do if ya ask me.

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    Not sure what you mean Cabbie with the 4mm and 6mm with different heads?

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    from my recent experience with studs, i would stay away. they were a bloody nightmare to get in, in the end went with some std exhaust bolts.
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    or insteadd of using nylocks, use normal nuts and safety wire/ lock wire them in place. That's what I did.

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    Cabbie your the man i was sort of thinking the same idea
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    can this thread be updated to show pics please!!!!

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    Doubt it, Cabbie gave up the Baja a long time ago

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    well shouldn't we up date it?

    Im Gonna be doing it between Christmas and new year..

    I dont mind dong a step by step with photos to help any body that hasnt done it!!!

    Not sure how to make it a sticky tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by weemo1rush View Post
    well shouldn't we up date it?

    Im Gonna be doing it between Christmas and new year..

    I dont mind dong a step by step with photos to help any body that hasnt done it!!!

    Not sure how to make it a sticky tho
    why not post it in here sure cabbie wont mind ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by weemo1rush View Post
    well shouldn't we up date it?

    Im Gonna be doing it between Christmas and new year..

    I dont mind dong a step by step with photos to help any body that hasnt done it!!!

    Not sure how to make it a sticky tho
    It's only 2 threaded studs screwed into the barrel with lock washers and nuts holding the exhaust header on, as apposed to bolts. Much easier to remove IMO.

    Feel free to start a new guide/tutorial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    Feel free to start a new guide/tutorial.
    Might be worth mentioning the correct torque setting for the studs if your going to redo the instructions, 8.8 N/m.

    BTW got one of these coming in the new year as a Christmas thank you from one of me suppliers, in 1/4" drive


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    Quote Originally Posted by WetSparks View Post
    Might be worth mentioning the correct torque setting for the studs if your going to redo the instructions, 8.8 N/m.

    BTW got one of these coming in the new year as a Christmas thank you from one of me suppliers, in 1/4" drive

    shall I give you my postal address so you can fwd it on to me?

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    If I dont like it your welcome to it, but then theres probably more chance of Trooper getting a full days run out of his car without any breakdowns

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