IM bolt removal - 83 5kt

Phil Payne phil at
Tue Jul 10 18:11:08 EDT 2001

> Of the four bolts holding the sandwiched throttle butterfly, in between the
> two parts of the IM, three of them came out okay. These are allen head
> brass bolts.  The fourth bolt started to turn loose annd then started to
> get harder to turn.  I stopped for fear of  breaking the bolt off, or
> possibly stripping the aluminum threads in the IM.  Any suggestions on how
> to proceed?

Put the diagonally opposite bolt back in, lubricate the stuck one like there's no tomorrow, and turn it back in.  Get it to where it's loosest, and keep winding it in and out while lubricating.  Bring it out very gradually.

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