IM bolt removal - 83 5kt

Huw Powell audi at
Tue Jul 10 15:23:28 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? 

try turning it back in a bit and if at all possible, wire brushing the
few exposed threads on its end or at least getting your favorite
corrosion dissolver on them.  there may be enough corrosion that they
won't turn into their threaded hole.

Huw Powell

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