• Special Tool for Intake Plenum Torx Bolts?
  • Special Tool for Intake Plenum Torx Bolts?
  • Special Tool for Intake Plenum Torx Bolts?
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    Thanks! I haven't got the nerve up to try it yet.... perhaps next weekend as I'm in California this weekend!
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    Since you said it was a hex nut using a drill or easy out will be the hard way to remove it this is the tool you need.
    Easy out should be called hard out since they are a PITA to use.

    click here----
    Craftsman Bolt-Out™ Damaged Bolt/Nut Remover Set

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Bart View Post
    Since you said it was a hex nut using a drill or easy out will be the hard way to remove it this is the tool you need.
    Easy out should be called hard out since they are a PITA to use.

    click here----
    Craftsman Bolt-Out™ Damaged Bolt/Nut Remover Set
    No, its a torx head nut... but this set is really cool regardless! I'm gonna have to get me that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevyaddict View Post
    Its the hex bolt which should work great with the extractor... Its the two hex bolts that actually go in to the manifold on the front where the fuel lines come from the tank and screw into the fuel rails. Why the thing is so tight is beyond me when its just holding the lines. As long as I can get the drill in there without it hitting the radiator or something else it should be pretty easy. Wish me luck!
    When I ask about the bolt this was your reply that is why I suggested the hex nut remover.

    The sears kit won't help with the torx head but it is something that is awesome for a rounded hex head bolt.

    If the offending bolt was installed without antiseze doubt that a left hand drill will remove it but you can give it a try and if that don't work a easy out would be next.

    Like I said in a earlier post I can't remember what it looks like I have changed so much on mine that nothing is like it was when GM built it..

    My 89 has a 406 in it here is what it looks like.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Bart View Post

    Wow! That is a GREAT looking set up! Mini Ram & a SC? NICE!!!!!


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    MAN..... THAT IS BEAUTIFUL........ I'm drooling.................... Sorry about the confusion there. I'm not used to these damn torx bolts.... all my older stuff has a good old fashion regular BOLT HEAD dang it! ha ha ha!!! Why in the world did GM start using that anyway... what was wrong with the old stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevyaddict View Post
    MAN..... THAT IS BEAUTIFUL........ I'm drooling.................... Sorry about the confusion there. I'm not used to these damn torx bolts.... all my older stuff has a good old fashion regular BOLT HEAD dang it! ha ha ha!!! Why in the world did GM start using that anyway... what was wrong with the old stuff?
    I always thought that they got money from the tool company's to use something new that way the tool company sells millions of new tools.

    If you look close at the photo you can see the nitrous solenoids under the throttle-body.

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    chevyaddict Did you get the bolts out yet???????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Bart View Post
    chevyaddict Did you get the bolts out yet???????
    No... I've been traveling. Went to California last week and then Vegas the middle of this week. Frankly I'm just not motivated. I have to go out and buy a right angle drill piece because I can't use the drill straight on due to things being in the way so that is what is stopping me now. UGGGHH

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevyaddict View Post
    No... I've been traveling. Went to California last week and then Vegas the middle of this week. Frankly I'm just not motivated. I have to go out and buy a right angle drill piece because I can't use the drill straight on due to things being in the way so that is what is stopping me now. UGGGHH
    Those things that go on a normal drill and convert it to a right angle are junk.

    If you are looking for something cheap since you will seldom use it check out the Chicago 90 degree drill at Harbor Freight I bought one of them about 4 years ago on sale at about the same price as one of those adapter things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Bart View Post
    Those things that go on a normal drill and convert it to a right angle are junk.

    If you are looking for something cheap since you will seldom use it check out the Chicago 90 degree drill at Harbor Freight I bought one of them about 4 years ago on sale at about the same price as one of those adapter things.
    Thanks! As a matter of fact today I'll be close to a Harbor Freight and will check that out!

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    Well, just to update everyone. The screw extractor broke off in the manifold so I cut the damn fuel rail bracket. Figure I'll reweld it back together when its off and I take the manifold down to a machine shop to get the whole thing out. What a pain in the !#%%@@#!^!!! I'm slowing but surely pulling it apart; hope to have it all back together in a week or less.

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    Sorry to hear the extra trouble. It will be worth it once it is done. I have been there several times.

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