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Garage => Mechanicals => Topic started by: raueda1 on 26 July 2019, 11:24 AM

Title: Exhaust donut removal tool
Post by: raueda1 on 26 July 2019, 11:24 AM
Just ordered this special pliers-like tool from Pelican for exhaust hanger donuts.  Seems that I took took stupid pills today, can't figure out how it's supposed to work and can't find any guidance online.   :o :-\

Anybody ever use this thing?
Title: Re: Exhaust donut removal tool
Post by: daantjie on 26 July 2019, 11:50 AM
I just use a screwdriver or pry bar personally, the longer the better. At least that's what she said ;D
Title: Re: Exhaust donut removal tool
Post by: rumb on 26 July 2019, 02:42 PM
Here's what uncle Kent has to say about his favorite donut tool.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypifqLiRcso#action=share
Title: Re: Exhaust donut removal tool
Post by: Squiggle Dog on 26 July 2019, 02:46 PM
I just use my bare hands. I bought a set of the reinforced exhaust hangers from Mercedessource, but they dry rotted in about a month in the damp Washington climate. I replaced them with new genuine Mercedes hangers and they have lasted about 8 years, 7 of them being in an Arizona desert climate--and they still look good!
Title: Re: Exhaust donut removal tool
Post by: raueda1 on 27 July 2019, 09:07 AM
Here's what uncle Kent has to say about his favorite donut tool.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypifqLiRcso#action=share
Not surprising that he prefers his own special tool. ::)  It does look useful, I have to admit.  Mine is one of these:
Title: Re: Exhaust donut removal tool
Post by: KIP on 27 July 2019, 02:39 PM
Here ya go:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqZPw6w3HeE

Title: Re: Exhaust donut removal tool
Post by: marku on 28 July 2019, 08:05 AM
It really is amazing the number of special tools that are available. I have only ever used a long screw driver through it and levered. I didn't even know a special tool existed.
Title: Re: Exhaust donut removal tool
Post by: revilla on 28 July 2019, 08:15 AM
 ;D
Soon they will come up with an app for our iPads on how to install them.
And if we extrapolate, another app for driving and enjoying our wonderful 70s cars. Nah!!!! Luckily that one is impossible LOL
Title: Re: Exhaust donut removal tool
Post by: raueda1 on 28 July 2019, 06:29 PM
Here ya go:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqZPw6w3HeE
Hot damn!  And I searched on youtube too.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Exhaust donut removal tool
Post by: ptashek on 04 August 2019, 01:26 PM
As I was replacing the donuts today, I've made a short video on how to re-install them easily. For removal, I just cut the old ones off.
https://youtu.be/Z_fcpED6vTo
Title: Re: Exhaust donut removal tool
Post by: raueda1 on 04 August 2019, 04:02 PM
As I was replacing the donuts today, I've made a short video on how to re-install them easily. For removal, I just cut the old ones off.
https://youtu.be/Z_fcpED6vTo
Very nice!  The tool didn't turn out to be very useful.  i ended up using a heavy screwdriver.  I like your way better.  Guess I better go out and get a set of those offset wrenches.   ::)
Title: Re: Exhaust donut removal tool
Post by: oversize on 06 August 2019, 10:01 PM
Yep large flat blade screwdriver..