Any way to replace press in studs?

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  1. 1979rallysport

    1979rallysport Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Is there anyway I can replace a press in rocker arm stud myself? I really dont want to have a machine shop do it, just because the heads are already on and the motor is put back in the car.:(
     
  2. Simon@London

    Simon@London Veteran Member

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    There is a tool out there for this, I thought I saw one on Jegs sight before.

    7/16 Tap

    Doing it with heads on Car will be real risky if any metal falls into motor or down oil galley. A magnet surrounded by grease to catch stuff will be a must.
     
  3. 79camaro2001

    79camaro2001 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    That head will have to come off.

    Kind of hard to get a press in the engine bay. Also if one has pulled out, then the other's might be on their way. I would either pin the rocker studs in place or have screw-in studs installed.
     
  4. 1979rallysport

    1979rallysport Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Im pulling the head off the motor, my question is, is there a way to remove the old stud ( threads are stripped off).
     
  5. 1979rallysport

    1979rallysport Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Head is coming off, the old one didnt come out, just has stripped threads.
     
  6. FatnLow

    FatnLow Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    If it was mine, I'd check on getting them all pinned at a machine shop. If you have some sort of press I suppose you could remove it yourself. It would just suck if another one did the same thing after a period of time.
     
  7. 79camaro2001

    79camaro2001 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    If the heads are coming off, then take it to a machine shop, it's a easy job for them. Shouldn't cost much.
     
  8. 1979rallysport

    1979rallysport Veteran Member Gold Member

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    called them up, they said $20-25, without a new stud i have to buy that.
     
  9. 79camaro2001

    79camaro2001 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    stud is like $5 I think?

    I wouldn't chance it, cause considering how much load these studs are subjected to.

    I ran screw-in studs due to this reason.
     
  10. Simon@London

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    X2 and for 25 bucks.......can't beat that. Since you got one off take both heads and get them done while it's down.
     

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