Exhaust collector removal tips?

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Exhaust collector removal tips?

Post by n5926g » Mon May 25, 2015 9:56 am

Mornin guy,s....I have begun the teardown to get to my rear master cylinder.The mufflers are off,and Im "attempting" to get that collector chamber off :? ...Both clamps are loose,and the 2 12 mm nuts and bolts are out....It will not budge.. according to the manual,this has to come off to get access to that(well hidden) master cylinder.Before I break something I don't need to,would like some advice..Personally,Im thinking some PB Blaster is in order.....suggestions please...Cheers

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Re: Exhaust collector removal tips?

Post by CMReynolds1 » Mon May 25, 2015 10:26 am

I think the PB is your best bet and let it soak in. Maybe some light taps with a rubber mallet after soaking for a while. Vibrations really do help the process, but a little goes a long way. Good Luck!
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Re: Exhaust collector removal tips?

Post by WingAdmin » Tue May 26, 2015 10:06 am

Yes, repeated applications of PB Blaster over several days. I know when I am going to be working on something really stuck like that, I will start hitting it with PB Blaster about 3-4 times a day for a few days in advance.

Heat and cold can help as well - heat the outer sleeve portion with a torch (not enough to get it glowing, just to get it really hot), and apply ice (or spray-cool) to the side that slides inside. The idea being that the heat expands the outer portion, and the cold causes the inner portion to contract. Then some sharp raps with a hammer to try to break it free.

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