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Stripped throttle body bolt removal? by Heretic
Started on: 07-19-2013 07:12 PM
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Last post by: Heretic on 07-21-2013 01:08 PM
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Report this Post07-19-2013 07:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for HereticSend a Private Message to HereticEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'm trying to do my valve cover gaskets this weekend. I've got everything unhooked/unbolted to get the upper plenum off except for the bolt holding the throttle body on. It's stripped!

I've tried going a size up with a T-40, no luck. Also tried an allen key and vise grips with no luck as well. I'm kind of stuck at a standstill here, any ideas?
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Report this Post07-19-2013 08:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for trotterlgClick Here to Email trotterlgSend a Private Message to trotterlgEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Find an easy out that fits and pull it out. Or, just drill the head off it. Larry

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Report this Post07-19-2013 11:10 PM Click Here to See the Profile for KhwClick Here to Email KhwSend a Private Message to KhwEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'd say drill the head off then once the TB is out use vise grips to remove the stud and replace the bolt.
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Report this Post07-20-2013 01:46 AM Click Here to See the Profile for DaytonTDClick Here to Email DaytonTDSend a Private Message to DaytonTDEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You could dremel a flat line into it with a small cut off wheel then use a flat blade. If that doesn't work then you could drill it off.
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Report this Post07-21-2013 01:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for HereticSend a Private Message to HereticEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks for the help guys. I ended up just leaving the throttle body on and disconnecting the coolant lines.

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