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Re: stripped nuts on intake, repair options? (archive)

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Posted by Paul on June 06, 2001 at 02:34:43:

In Reply to: stripped nuts on intake, repair options? posted by Corey Turner on June 04, 2001 at 20:33:59:

If it is just the nuts that are bad, see if you can us a Dremel tool with a cut off disc to crack the nut off the stud. I had to do this on my exhaust manifold. It took some time but it is better than drilling out the stud hole and retapping.


Had to put in a new starter, when I went to put the airbox back on, 3 of the 6 nuts holding the stub manifold to the throttle bodies spun: it seems they had been gripped primarily by the sealant the PO used at that union.

I'm obviously not real comfortable with 3 nuts holding such a mixture-critical region tight. I don't even really want to drive it as is, but I will have to make it to the parts store.

Whats the best solution here? One of the nuts is one of the collared ones for locating the airbox on the throttle bodies.

Should I:

Fill the stripped regions with JB weld and drill/retap?
Go buy helicoil inserts and tap one size larger?
Just tap one size larger and use larger bolts?


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