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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 22nd, 05, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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Does anybody have any tricks for getting rusted steel heater hose barb fittings out of aluminum intake manifolds? Thanks.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 22nd, 05, 10:06 AM
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Heat works...

Try a seach for 'broken bolt' & 'rusted bolt' and you will get lots of past posts reviewing all the methods.
(edit) - here's just one - https://www.camaros.net/forums/showth...ht=rusted+bolt

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Re: Rusted Fittings

i had same dilema about a year ago.

tried heat and liquid wrench.
but still broke the manifold.
a mechanic later showed me a trick.
on the remaining barb he heated it then put some wax on the heated threads.
let it sit til cool and the barb came out with ease.
when you get em out get some stainless fittings from:
summit or jegs.


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Thanks everybody.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 23rd, 05, 01:02 AM
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It is dissimilar metals and that causes it to seize try and find some alumininum fittings and teflon tape to seal it.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 23rd, 05, 02:55 PM
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You might want to contact Jerry McNesh and ask for his advice. He is an expert with things like manifolds on first gen Camaros. I have a similar problem with my manifold along with some welding that was done on it years ago. For $250 he will make it like new.
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I gotta, I just do!!

For $250, I'll try really hard ta crap out a new one for you!!

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 25th, 05, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by dawg
i had same dilema about a year ago.

tried heat and liquid wrench.
but still broke the manifold.
a mechanic later showed me a trick.
on the remaining barb he heated it then put some wax on the heated threads.
let it sit til cool and the barb came out with ease.
when you get em out get some stainless fittings from:
summit or jegs.
I think that trick is well worth remembering. Thank you for posting it.
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