[V8] RE: Passenger Side TB Cover
Stafford, Kenneth A.
stafford at WPI.EDU
Tue Apr 6 15:22:21 EDT 2004
Reference that last bolt in the recessed casting, yes indeed it is a 12 mm
head, but don't make the mistake I made. DO NOT ATTEMPT EXTRACTING THIS WITH
A 12PT SOCKET! This is one of those little head, big thread numbers. It
will be a lot tighter than you expect from the measly 12 mm hex! I rounded
off the corners using a fairly new 12 pt socket--eventually took me about 4
hrs to get that single bolt out--IMO by far the most frustrating part of
doing a TB change. My advice: use a nice new 6pt socket and be sure you have
full, straight engagement!
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