View Full Version : Bolt shoved in head!

01-31-2015, 11:18 AM
the exhaust in my '99 needs to be replaced-easy-except the previous owner had some jacka** damage one of the studs and shove a bolt into its place-where do I go to get this problem taken care of?

01-31-2015, 01:56 PM
In no particular order, remove the bolt, go to the help section at advance auto or your preferred parts store. Buy a set of exhaust studs for a Nissan, not sure what the part number is or the thread pitch offhand. But I've used them a few different times with rusty studs on these cars.

01-31-2015, 02:41 PM
Problem is-I'm afraid it will snap off-and, I'll be damed if the head has to be removed-everyone who has looked at it just wants to run from it (and they know there way around with torches and mig welders)-should I find an exhaust shop that would tackle it?

02-02-2015, 09:41 PM
When changing my Headers one of the studs stripped the threads on the block.. look up a heli coil.. i drilled and taped and inserted the new heli coil along with the new stud, and its good as new

HeliCoil Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCgQJwzF8W0)

01-15-2017, 09:14 PM
oversized bolt

01-16-2017, 10:21 AM
Exh. Man. Studs - p/n 80091055

Or you can get some equivalent Dorman or other brand ones at your local parts store.

To help out with removal, For a week, try to spray some penetrating oil up there while it's still warm after a drive at least once a day. It should wick in there and help increase your odds of success.

01-24-2017, 06:34 PM
I finally did get it out-two years ago! (really late on the update!)-the bolt was easy to get out-thought, one of the factory studs did stay in the head-the nut came off-usally the nut is rusted to the stud and they both come out.