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    rounded off nut.

    Anyone any idea's hiow to remove a nut that has been rounded off and is also rusty as hell?

    Thanks in advance

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    Either: hammer a smaller socket onto it (might end up throwing the socket away after), weld a fresh nut on top of the old one, file some new 'flats' on opposite sides to enable an open ended spanner or adjustable to grip, use plenty of WD40, get one of those adjusting head grips that tighten the more you lever them.

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    exhaust clamp nut mate

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    What sort horse shoe style or standared nut and bolt job?

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    If you can weld you can always weld another nut to the old one....or you could try an old smaller size socket and try and hammer it on but both options could cause damage to surrounding things, thats all i can think of at the moment.

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    well its not a horse shoe, its more a circle and fastened with one bolt/nut if that makes sense

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    Yea I think I know the one. If it was me cos at a guess you have not got a welder like that has been said. Just saw it off. But before you do go and get a new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by munkie View Post
    well its not a horse shoe, its more a circle and fastened with one bolt/nut if that makes sense
    Can you not just cut it off with a hacksaw/angle grinder? As its an exhaust clamp, they are better replaced anyway.
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    He's just a big kid and wants to go play with it NOW though - no time for getting other bits

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