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post #1 of 20 Old 01-05-2009, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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Angry Throttle Housing Screws

I know its been complained about before but it came back and got me again so figured I'd complain about it again. I hate the screws in the throttle housing. They are really tight and the bolt heads are weak. Took some work to get them out. Only other time they were out was when I did the 1/5th throttle. :headshake

This one came out with vice grips

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Yeah that one got me too...
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Yeah after the 1/5th throttle I figured they were never coming off again. Knowing myself I should have replaced them right then and there :headshake Oh well a lil more business for the sponsors.
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I stripped the head on one of them and one came off without a hitch. Those were some of the most annoyying bolts I've worked on for sure.
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Yeah the top one was accessible so I just clamped on it with some vice grips but the bottom bolt was recessed so I drilled the head off and then pulled the housing apart. Then it was easy to get out but I tried other things first and failed miserably.
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Those are some cheap ass bolts/screws. After destroying mine I went to the hardware store and bought some allen headed bolts, painted the heads of them black. I will never have that problem again.
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Never had any problem with mine when I did the 1/5 throttle

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Never had any problem with mine when I did the 1/5 throttle
is that locktite on the threads?
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is that locktite on the threads?
Yeah but its the weak stuff. I had a hell of a time with them when I did the 1/5th. Had to use an impact socket to get them out.
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If anybody else has issues like this, you can take a dremmel and a cut off wheel and carefully cut a slot in the head and use a large sturdy flat blade screwdriver.

To get these screws out without destroying them, the correct head screwdriver is imparitive, use the largest one you can get to fit and make sure it does not have a sharp point on the tip. Extreme downward pressure while turning is also super important!


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