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Old 11-11-2011, 09:48   #1
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Rebuilding a Magma Grill

Anyone have any tips on removing the burner?

So far a ton of blaster, a hammer, and vice grips haven't gotten it to budge yet.
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:59   #2
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chris--i just buy new to me used ones for 20 dollars and let it be from there--- goood luck....
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:01   #3
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Its time to get out the angle grinder.
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Plasma cutter??
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:22   #5
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Re: Rebuilding a Magma Grill

Unfortunately no cheapo used ones here. The one that's even the price off the parts looks like it's in just as bad shape as mine.

I haven't dropped any F bombs yet. Maybe that's the problem?
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Re: Rebuilding a Magma Grill

This'll do it.

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Old 11-11-2011, 10:45   #7
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Re: Rebuilding a Magma Grill

Not with the top if it rusted off it won't.
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Re: Rebuilding a Magma Grill

patience and penetrating oil.
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Old 11-11-2011, 13:38   #9
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Re: Rebuilding a Magma Grill

Much easier solution!

Turn grill upside down, let out some of that good boat work language, and bag the **** out of it with a hammer. Now I need a new grease trap too, but Amazon shipping is fast. I may still get it back together faster than if I remained patient. And with the cost of a can of blaster and grinding wheels, I don't think I really spending much more money in the end either.
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Re: Rebuilding a Magma Grill

G'day, Mates. Just did mine. The shot & beer approach as Bash suggested. Give it a good dose of WD-40, throw back a 6 pack and let loose with the hammer and f-bombs. Cheers.
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Re: Rebuilding a Magma Grill

I pulled old nuts off manifold studs by heating the nut. Recently I used boiling water to pull apart a shackle that was frozen......i2f
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Re: Rebuilding a Magma Grill

My friends on the Jaguar forum swear by PB Blaster. It's held to be much more effective at loosening siezed parts than the other penetrating oils.

Be patient, apply some regularly, and give it a few days to work.

I read a post by a Triumph TR7 owner whose head had siezed onto the block (the TR7's, not the owner's). He connected a hoist to the head, and suspended the whole car by it, front wheels in the air. Sprayed the head bolts twice daily with PB blaster. The 7th morning, the car was sitting on the ground with the head removed.
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Anyone have any tips on removing the burner?

So far a ton of blaster, a hammer, and vice grips haven't gotten it to budge yet.
Did you try heating it with a propane torch? The old "heat it and beat it" technique.
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Did you try heating it with a propane torch? The old "heat it and beat it" technique.
Too late! After 2 days of Blaster, I resorted to the hammer.
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Re: Rebuilding a Magma Grill

I've had good luck with a product called "Freeze Off". It's made by CRC and is sold in NAPA stores. You spray it on and it freezes the part you want to loosen... rap it with a hammer a couple of whacks and loosen it. In addition to freezing, it has a penetrant the works in to the threads. I've used it after failing with PB Blaster and stuff comes apart. Cursing helps too.
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