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Re: ugh the actual question

Mark,
Be careful about changing those donut gaskets./wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif The stud nuts are always tough to back off. Muffler shops usually use a torch to heat them up in order get them off. If you don't have a torch; get some liquid wrench or something similar and soak the nuts good before you try to break them loose. They can snap the stud off or worse you could crack the exhaust manifold. Also it is best to replace both gaskets at the same time because most times, you have to loosen the other side of the "Y" pipe(I think you have a 304 V-8) anyway in order to get enough room to work. You might have to loosen some of the exhaust pipe hangers to get the room you need as well. Exhaust work can be...well....... exhausting/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif

Good Luck /wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif
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