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I am taking the head off off my Kia spectra I have got everything off,and all the hex head bolts lose on the head except the three10mm ones that run down the center. I've tried everything pullhandle,impact wrench,even a two foot cheat bar on pullhandle. I tighten the other 8 back down and they still want budge what do you suggest

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Put some dw 40 or other loosener from a parts place--cud use a torch but be careful u dont warp sometin

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Get a long piece of pipe like a five foot fence post and use that as a cheater bar...... It will come out or tear off. Alternatively try mixing acetone with automatic transmission fluid in a one to one proportion and applying it to the bolts as a penetrating lubricating oil. This solution works MUCH better for it's purpose that PB Blaster or Liquid Wrench or similar products do......
Worst comes to worst, you'll tear the head off the bolt or round it off and end up drilling it out. Not a big deal.

Posted on Mar 28, 2011

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