In Reply to: Exhaust Manifold studs and nuts posted by Paul Ikeda on May 16, 2001 at 03:05:51:
I have to retorque my almost monthly.
Thanks for the input.
In order to answer your questions, yes I have replaced all the studs and nuts and gaskets about 2 or 3 years. This was done when I discoveried that #1 was missing 2 studs and the nuts. The other clyinders are OK; it is just #1 that is giving me trouble. Fortunately, there were no broken studs so I didn't have to take the head out.
Howeve this time I plan to take the manifold off and us a stud extracting/installing tool to make sure the stud is in completely. On the previous attempt, I did the old fashioned double nut techique.
As for the drilled out stud thing, too evasive and risky. I will just used Locktite.
Thanks for the help guys.