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Installing HKS 4-1 headers

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Installing HKS 4-1 headers

Postby Landoman » Mon May 12, 2014 8:42 pm

Hey guys,

i just got my hands on some HKS 4-1 headers, but i am having trouble putting in the first screw since it's like very hard to reach where it connects.

any ideas or suggestions how to get this done easier?

i'm talking about the first screw. so if you are standing in front of the engine, it's the first screw on the bottom.

any help would be highly appreciated !!!
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Re: Installing HKS 4-1 headers

Postby banan1984 » Mon May 12, 2014 10:16 pm

I remember that screw alright, big pain in the back, got it out somehow using weird tools that my mechanic had. Sorry for no help here dude
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Re: Installing HKS 4-1 headers

Postby Alex-evita » Tue May 13, 2014 4:36 am

easy cake with long socket with wrench, i will make pic tommorow how i have it done
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Re: Installing HKS 4-1 headers

Postby Tosh21 » Tue May 13, 2014 11:19 pm

ah yes I remember that nut well! It's actually quite easy you just need a long enough extension on a socket, I used 2 of those small ones you get with most socket sets. put the nut in the socket and wind it in by hand you kind of have to feel where it is a bit awkward

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Re: Installing HKS 4-1 headers

Postby Landoman » Thu May 15, 2014 1:23 pm

Alex-evita wrote:easy cake with long socket with wrench, i will make pic tommorow how i have it done


well i've been trying with the long socket and wrench for 2 days and no luck. i feel like the crew grips and then after looses grip. ughhh...!!!
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Re: Installing HKS 4-1 headers

Postby Alex-evita » Thu May 15, 2014 2:58 pm

do it once and do it right !!!

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Re: Installing HKS 4-1 headers

Postby Landoman » Thu May 15, 2014 7:51 pm

Alex-evita wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPdSfO71oYU&feature=youtu.be


yep did the same thing to loosen it. it's putting it back is my issue.. screw doesn't want to go back in :?
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Re: Installing HKS 4-1 headers

Postby Alex-evita » Fri May 16, 2014 3:34 am

Landoman wrote:
Alex-evita wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPdSfO71oYU&feature=youtu.be


yep did the same thing to loosen it. it's putting it back is my issue.. screw doesn't want to go back in :?

i dont know so, i remove my manifold 3 times and ihad no problem put it back.
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Re: Installing HKS 4-1 headers

Postby Tosh21 » Fri May 16, 2014 3:50 am

yea ive had mine on and off a fair few times too, not sure why your finding it so hard :S lol you sure you haven't damaged the thread at all or trying to put on a nut with a different pitch or anything like that? I did that on a tie rod end once.. :oops:

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Re: Installing HKS 4-1 headers

Postby Landoman » Fri May 16, 2014 6:37 pm

Tosh21 wrote:yea ive had mine on and off a fair few times too, not sure why your finding it so hard :S lol you sure you haven't damaged the thread at all or trying to put on a nut with a different pitch or anything like that? I did that on a tie rod end once.. :oops:


Nope, because when i remove the manifold and put the screw it goes in without issues... :?
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