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Old Jan 11, 2019, 11:32 PM
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Unhappy Anyone here ever accidentally install a DP bolt incorrectly? I did...

...and now I can't get it out.

I guess I wasn't paying attention when I installed my DP, and the curved cutout in the washer that lines up with the weld in the DP was actually not lined up properly. I torqued both DP bolts to spec. Well, now I have to pull it off to pass smog (again), and after I got one bolt off, I couldn't get the last one off. When it looked up there, I saw that the washer was spun around 180 degrees, and this is probably putting a side load on the bolt. I cannot get it free, and I'm asssuming things are worse because of the spring. I can't even get it off using my 18V impact wrench.

Anyone have some clever ideas? I was thinking that maybe I should look for some kind of spring compression tool to relieve the bolt from all fo the spring force, but I've never seen anything for springs that small.
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Finally got it out after soaking it a couple of times in PB Blaster. Hit it with the impact wrench for quite some time, then got better leverage with a really long bar. Yeah, this bolt needs replacing...

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Nice job. Thanks for updating your results

Maybe some Anti-Seize on the return trip

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How did those 2 threads strip and not the rest of the tip?
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