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I was trying to get to my banjo filter last night and I was not able to get the bracket loose. I removed the (2) 10mm bolts on the heat shield and the 14mm bolt. The 14mm nut on the stud would not budge. I let it soak in penetrating fluid for 30 min and I ended up twisting my craftsman 12" extension with a cheater bar. Any advise other than splurge on a 1/2" drive extension set? I also used a 32oz hammer on the extension and socket to break loose the nut.

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you might need 1/2"...I used a cheater bar on the rachet...the top section from my jack handle. Also, those bolts are used to being really hot. Like 800-1000 degrees. Heat it, wear gloves and try to break the bolts loose when super hot.
 

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Using the hammer as an impact gun is a trick the seems to work pretty well.


Are you planning to remove the front banjo filter also ?
 

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Using the hammer as an impact gun is a trick the seems to work pretty well.


Are you planning to remove the front banjo filter also ?
I do that as well, just when using extensions...it gets a bit wonky. I found for those bolts, and the up-pipe flange bolts...I have more control and less likely to round the nut...but whatever gets them off.

I have pulled my bolt. I had a turbo/block failure right after I bought the car. I had it all replaced at no charge (one of the lucky ones). I had planned to just keep checking every 10K or so. But the second time I checked it...it was spotless. I just pulled it. I plan at some point to do the Infamous Oil and filter upgrade.

I don't really drive Frank much...constantly tearing hers down for fun. But when she is going to start seeing lot of hard miles. The filter conversion will be in.
 

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I keep one of these around; it saves both your ratchets and your knuckles from damage when you need to put on lots of torque.

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Yeah, those are cool. I think my old man's is a cheap Harbor Freight version. But they are a very good thing to have, they work well. At least when I need it, it did.
 

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I keep one of these around; it saves both your ratchets and your knuckles from damage when you need to put on lots of torque.

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Hi Johnre.. what tool are you talking about? The link doesn't work and I'm planning on doing the banjo bolt inspection job. Thanks man
 
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Hi Johnre.. what tool are you talking about? The link doesn't work and I'm planning on doing the banjo bolt inspection job. Thanks man
Wow, a reply to my four year post - you expect me to remember?

After carefully looking through the thread, and seeing the post by traildogck, I would say that I was talking about a hand impact driver. You give it a good whack with a hammer, and it transmits that impact energy into breaking-loose torque. Here's an equivalent from McMaster:


They don't seem to be as common anymore though since the advent of larger battery operated impact drivers for 1/2" square drive.
 
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