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Holy crap, bolt broke! - How to take it out? #374119 Jan 14, 12:50am Jan 14, 12:50am
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Holy crap, bolt broke! - How to take it out?
Hey guys, I am in need of some good advice. You know on the GTS there is the valve cover, the plastic thing that says VVTL-I. Well there are 4 bolts that mount the plastic piece. The one on the top right broke. I can see part of it sticking out but I cannot twist it out with pliers. Any suggestions on how to take it out?

Right now I took the plastic cover off. Would this be okay off for the time being?


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Re: Holy crap, bolt broke! - How to take it out? [Re: Chelica815] #374120 Jan 14, 12:55am Jan 14, 12:55am
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hmm I'd be reluctant to tap it. I'd try using pliers with sand paper to twist it. If that wouldn't work dremel a slot in it and use a flat head screw driver.

Re: Holy crap, bolt broke! - How to take it out? [Re: FloydianSlip6] #374121 Jan 14, 12:58am Jan 14, 12:58am
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What grit sand paper should I use?

And it is okay to drive around without the plastic cover?


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Re: Holy crap, bolt broke! - How to take it out? [Re: Chelica815] #374122 Jan 14, 1:06am Jan 14, 1:06am
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It shouldn't hurt to drive around without it for a while. I'd say use any grit that has some bite. Your just using it to get a better grip of the bolt with the pliers.

Re: Holy crap, bolt broke! - How to take it out? [Re: Jaques] #374123 Jan 14, 1:10am Jan 14, 1:10am
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a number around 100 or less

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