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> Stuck between an intake stud and a hard place..., What would you do?
cuddyk
post Jan 8 2018, 09:07 AM
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Hi Guys,

So...I've finally reached the point of putting the fuel system back on the engine after a refresh and have run into a question. Two of the passenger side intake nuts on my 2.0 (the left and right ones) torqued up to 14lbs fine. The center nut stopped getting tighter at about 8lbs. I assume that the stud is spinning in the head. Would you leave well enough alone and trust that the seal will be fine at 8lbs...or would you pull it apart and deal with the center stud?

I def don't want to put the engine back and then find a vacuum leak...but I also don't want to make a bigger problem where may not be one in the first place.

Thoughts?
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cuddyk   Stuck between an intake stud and a hard place...   Jan 8 2018, 09:07 AM
bozo914   Fix it, with either an oversize stud on the head s...   Jan 8 2018, 09:19 AM
bretth   I wouldn't leave it sounds like the threads ar...   Jan 8 2018, 09:21 AM
76-914   Drill it out and use a Helicoil or Timecert. The g...   Jan 8 2018, 10:37 AM
gothspeed   Definitely fix it. Heli-coils are fine in this app...   Jan 8 2018, 10:50 AM
JOEPROPER   Helicoil it. Only takes a minute now and saves yo...   Jan 8 2018, 11:32 AM
nditiz1   Ian, Hit me up if you want to barrow the tools. ...   Jan 8 2018, 12:30 PM
cuddyk   Thanks guys. It seems the threads have indeed str...   Jan 8 2018, 09:29 PM
Porschef   It's not that bad Ian, engine out, you're ...   Jan 9 2018, 05:14 AM
injunmort   you would definetly know, joe   Jan 9 2018, 05:43 AM
rjames   I've done it from under the car and it wasn...   Jan 9 2018, 01:41 PM
gothspeed   Seeing as how the threads were completely stripped...   Jan 9 2018, 01:51 PM
Mark Henry   Nope, drill it correct size, do it right, a broke...   Jan 9 2018, 03:13 PM
gothspeed   The hole 'might' be the correct size, but ...   Jan 10 2018, 03:22 PM
worn   The hole 'might' be the correct size, but...   Jan 10 2018, 03:39 PM
gothspeed   [quote name='gothspeed' post='2566549' date='Jan ...   Jan 10 2018, 07:03 PM
worn   I knew the jello salad would get attention. And ye...   Jan 11 2018, 06:13 PM
gothspeed   I knew the jello salad would get attention. And y...   Jan 11 2018, 07:38 PM
Dr Evil   I love time-cert and have a set for all the 901/91...   Jan 11 2018, 07:30 AM
cuddyk   Thanks everyone. I got a helicoil kit and the reco...   Jan 12 2018, 12:17 AM
gothspeed   Before drilling be sure to put tape over the intak...   Jan 12 2018, 05:44 PM


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