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post #1 of 8 Old 02-23-2007, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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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.

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post #2 of 8 Old 02-23-2007, 11:16 AM
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Oh man, that sux bad....i don't know what to tell ya but someone here will know a fix for it!

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Can't hurt trying to retap it. If that doesn't work if you can find a new bolt one size bigger and retap to that size it might work.

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double bump

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Can't hurt trying to retap it. If that doesn't work if you can find a new bolt one size bigger and retap to that size it might work.
Good advice....and chances are a re-tap won't hold the torque settings.

Go a size larger...thats what the dealer would do anyway.
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I will try that

I will try the next size up bolt. Hopefully one of the techs will chime in also and shed a little more light on this for me.

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hey man u sure it didnt say 21in lbs? seems like 21 ft lbs is kinda tight for that lil of a bolt??


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One size up in the bolt size, or a helicoil inserted in a over sized hole should do the trick. I haven't checked, but I think Dust may be right on the torque settings.

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