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Old 04-21-2006, 12:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Please help. TDI problems. downpipe

im hoping someone can tell me how on earth to get the 2 nuts off that hold the downpipe/can onto the turbo of a 3 series tdi ( e46) i think !!!!

I've got one of the nuts off, but the other is nearly impossible.


any advice ????
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usually: soak overnite in wd40. if no go, heat with a gas torch.
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usually: soak overnite in wd40. if no go, heat with a gas torch.
If you want to get it done faster pour some Coke/Pepsi product on it(below 30 minutes)LOL...
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deffinatly! Cola products work the best (cleans pennies nicely too)
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coke and pespi have a pH of 2. this acid is what dissolves the rust, cleans sinks, ruins your teeth, and gives you stomach ache.

i do not think sprite, mountain dew or equivalent work as well
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Non-Colas do not work as well if at all
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