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Title: Induction torch
Post by: NHSCC08 on January 27, 2018, 06:13:02 PM
I am putting a new turbo back exhaust on my Subaru WRX and am seeking to borrow/rent an induction torch to remove the nuts from the exhaust side of the turbo. Does anyone have or know where I might find one of these.

Ray Colbert
2013 Subaru WRX
Title: Re: Induction torch
Post by: 93Rubie on January 28, 2018, 07:35:51 PM
You mean one of these?

https://www.gradeatools.com/Induction-Innovations-Inc-MD-700-Mini-Ductor-II-p/idi-md-700.htm?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIpZLMn_b72AIViBuBCh0Uiw4XEAQYASABEgJuBfD_BwE (https://www.gradeatools.com/Induction-Innovations-Inc-MD-700-Mini-Ductor-II-p/idi-md-700.htm?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIpZLMn_b72AIViBuBCh0Uiw4XEAQYASABEgJuBfD_BwE)

I've never used one. Did you try anything else or is it in a area where a oxy/acetylene would be too hot?
Title: Re: Induction torch
Post by: NHSCC08 on January 28, 2018, 09:04:31 PM
I donot have an oxyacetylene torch.  I do fear it might be to hot and catch other things on fire or melt stuff.  I have seen one used for just such an application and it was the easiest rusty nut removal ever.

Ray
Title: Re: Induction torch
Post by: z28jeff on January 30, 2018, 08:03:21 AM
If they're accessible, (probably a big "if" for a Subaru.)  the old method of: wire brushing the exposed threads/soak with penetrating spray/ impact gun off-on-off-on-etc. does a surprisingly effective job. The key is patience.
Title: Re: Induction torch
Post by: NHSCC08 on January 30, 2018, 01:49:10 PM
That is the current plan.  The torch was the backup!