PROMOTION ARTICLE ON BEHALF OF INDUCTION INNOVATIONS
Removing exhaust manifold bolts is often a lengthy, difficult and frustrating task. The nuts securing the bolts rust easily and as they are usually placed in inaccessible areas, it’s very hard to remove them. Heating the part with a naked flame in this area is not advised either!
Fortunately, a safe and efficient tool is available to make the job easier. The innovative Mini-Ductor® Venom™ handheld induction heating tool uses invisible heat which heats ferrous metal (containing iron), and some non-ferrous metal parts in seconds. This allows all types of adhesives bonded to metal, bonded with thread lock compound and seized hardware to be removed and released much quicker and more safely than by traditional naked flame heating.
Made in the US by Induction International Inc., the Venom™ is becoming known as a ‘must-have’ tool for professional mechanics.
Why use induction heat to remove an exhaust bolt instead of the naked flame method?
The Mini-Ductor® Venom™ tool has multiple benefits that keeps technicians safer and it helps remove problem parts quickly and easily:
- Safety – The coil itself doesn’t get hot; instead the energy is created by an electromagnetic field between the two sides of the coil which creates a friction in the molecules of the metal which causes it to get hot. Induction heating is a much safer alternative to an oxy-acetylene powered naked flame, which often cannot be used in sensitive areas, such as exhausts
- Works fast – typically, the rust and corrosion is broken down in 15-20 seconds.
- Parts can often be reused and there’s no costly collateral damage to the area surrounding the problem part, which would happen with a naked flame.
- All of the above leads to increased productivity and profits
6 easy steps to remove tough Exhaust Manifold Bolts
Induction International Inc. has produced a series of step-by-step video guides to demonstrate some key applications for the Venom™
You can watch this video at www.youtube.com/user/theinductoruk and here’s the key steps you need to follow to remove rusted and inaccessible exhaust manifold bolts.
Equipment needed: Heat resistant gloves, overalls, goggles and a respirator mask (if smoke will be produced from heating).
Knowledge required: A well-reviewed proficiency of the tools safety and operating instructions.
Select Correct Coil
Bendable coils come in various sizes.
Bend Coil to Fit
For easy access to the nut. The coil provides good access to the nut and fit around the part without touching it.
Attach Coil Using Twist Lock™
Heat the Nut for 15-20 seconds
Be cautious not to overheat or turn red hot.
Use a selected tool to unscrew the bleeder nut, such as a spanner
Dispose of excessively heated hardware.
See the Venom™ in action at Automechanika Birmingham
If you’re attending this year’s show, pop along to the Sykes-Pickavant stand, 17A9, for a live working and controlled demonstration of this highly innovative tool.