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    Ride plate modification

    On my '08 RXT-X I broke one of the fittings labeled #38 (see attachment) and the piece on the ride plate that #38 threads on to. I'm wondering if I couldn't just have aluminum barbs TIG welded onto the ride plate instead of having this plastic fittings. Anybody see potential problems with this idea? Thanks in advance
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    Quote Originally Posted by tron View Post
    On my '08 RXT-X I broke one of the fittings labeled #38 (see attachment) and the piece on the ride plate that #38 threads on to. I'm wondering if I couldn't just have aluminum barbs TIG welded onto the ride plate instead of having this plastic fittings. Anybody see potential problems with this idea? Thanks in advance
    That pice is only $3 to $6 ,but is a pain on that butt to install, you need to take about 50 screw to install the new part, better if you weld that aluminun pice, on the 04 is different and better ...

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    save some cash and replace the plastic piece, just be a little more carefull next time! they are less then 2$ each. take it out and look on the bottom there is a part number on it, put that number in the oem parts finder and it will tell you the actual price..... how do i know, i just broke one a couple weeks ago and had to get some

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    The plastic male threaded piece snapped flush also, how does that piece attach to the rideplate?

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    kinda just sits in there. gotta take out alllll those little torx screws, take the old out, put the new in, little permatex and loc-tite on the screws and your good to go

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    Aways remove the fittings before removing the plate to avoid breaking them and install the fittings on the plate prior to silicone and re-installing the plate to make it easier and avoid getting silicone in the coolant passages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedskixp View Post
    Aways remove the fittings before removing the plate to avoid breaking them and install the fittings on the plate prior to silicone and re-installing the plate to make it easier and avoid getting silicone in the coolant passages.
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    What type of silicone is recommended for putting the ride plate back on? Permatex's Right Stuff?

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    I tried to find the part number but cannot find it. 05Limited had posted it once and sent me pictures one of this and one of the part in the bag with the part number on it. I will keep looking. But it if all else fails it is written on the bottom of the part

    All I use is Right Stuff. It is the nastiest silicone, I have ever used.
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    Found it!!
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