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You or a shop should be able to remove those without too much grief.


Drill most of the material out and use an easy-out to remove the rest.  Start with a punch to mark the center.  Then use a smallish drill bit and finish with a larger drill bit, but don't go TOO big and damage the manifold itself.  A drill press is ideal, but I'm sure you could use a hand-held drill as well.

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Heat them and smack them a few times, too.  Just to try to loosen them up...


I have had a hard time getting these little boogers out- they're much harder than the casting.


+1 for carefully drilling the center, then using bigger and bigger bits.  Reverse bits are neat for this,

but a regular bit might just spin it right on through.


Good luck!



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Heat, penetrating oil, tapping. Repeat several times. Be patient. I have had things like this soaking for weeks and still had no luck. Some people recommend a mixture of atf and acetone as a penetrant. When using the ez out be very careful with how much torque you are putting on it. If it breaks in the hole things get much worse (how do I know?). Very often I end up drilling the stud out and retapping the hole.

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