Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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Ok, Did Myfirst Mod And Screwed Up
Got my Accufab intake elbow in on Wednesday but with work schedule, haven't had a chance until today to put it on. What a pain in the ??? getting the factory elbow off, and a bigger pain trying to get the new one on. When looking at the truck from the front, the back left bolt on the factory elbow did not want to come out. So a couple more turns of the ratchet and it came lose. When I put the new elbow on, it says torque the small bolts that hold the elbow to the intake to 23ft. lbs, which is what I set the torque wrench to and tighten the bolts in a criss cross pattern, pretty much like you do the wheels. To make a long story short, the rear left bolt hole is stripped out. The other three bolts are torqued to 23ft. lbs, but that one is definately stripped out. Should I use a thread chaser and try to rethread the intake, or am I wasting my time. I know if I take it to the dealer, I will not hear the end of it. Is it possible for the o-ring to get sucked into the intake. I was a nervous wreck driving home, but I didn't have a choice. Was at my mom and dads house where my tools are at. I babied the truck all the way home. Thanks for any help.
06 F-250XLT FX4. AccuFab Elbow, MBRP 4" exhaust w/ no kitty, AMSOIL/Injen Intake, IssPro Gauges in overhead mount, SCT X3 Tuned by Innovative, Edge Insight in dash pod, BYPASS OIL FILTER, ZooDad mod,
Last edited by 06F250FX4; 02-23-2007 at 10:18 AM.