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    Removing Stock intake grate problem

    Two of the three back intake grate bolts came out fine but, the thrid just spins and will not back out. It jumps when I spin the bolt like the nut on the back side is lose.

    Has anyone had a problem like this? Do I now have to remove the ride plate? I am going to try to take an impact to it tonight to see if that will break it lose.

    Any suggestions?


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    Depends on the ski. Some have a retainer epoxied into the hull that are threaded and the bolt threads into that. Try to see if there's retainers on the other bolt holes even though it may be difficult because the part's still in place. You may have to jerk the bolt and it will pull the retainer out with it since it's already spinning. Wait for more posts. There are a lot of savvy mechanics here who'll give you better advice.

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    Most heat each bolt head with a cigarette lighter to break the loctite loose, then remove the bolt. You might need to use a pair of Visegrips and turn/pull the bolt out... Ron

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    Oh yeah. If you do not put some heat to melt the locktite this occurs. Many people have had this problem. Problem is the thing you are spinning is a small brass insert that is pressed into the pump shoe. You will have to just pull it down or pry it to remove it. Do this straight down, do not pull it off at an angle. Contact PPG (Perry Performance Group) for their fix. All the fix is are a couple of inserts you screw into the empty holes in the pump shoe with epoxy. Do not just epoxy the stock inserts back in. They wont hold. If this is on a RXP I would recommend installing the girdle kit as well.

    The design just sucks.

    Check out the thread I started. This permanently cures this from ever happening again. http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=82232

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    It is a RXP, thanks for the help guys.

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    Linn it sound like the impact isnt going to do the job. I brought it home just incase though. Let me know what you decide to do. Oh and if you are going to have to epoxy the inserts back in there you should definatly get a r&d girdle.

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    Impact should of used that in the first place like I did with no problems!

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    I got it out last night and I am ordering the "fix" this morning.

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    Good to hear!

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    Do you guys use any silicone when doing aftermarket grates?

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