Thread: Intake grate screw question...
01-24-2008, 12:15 AM #1
Intake grate screw question...
I noticed one of my screws that holds the intake grate on my RXP hangs down lower then the rest. The others sit flush while this one sticks out a bit. I thought it was lose, but when I went to tighten it it was tight.
It hangs down enough I think it might effect top speed. Anyone else have this problem? Is it an easy fix?
01-24-2008, 09:04 AM #2
Keith, it probably feels tight because there is loc tite on the threads.
I would remove the bolt. Clean the threads, reapply some loc tite and run it back in.
01-24-2008, 09:34 AM #3
Don't forget to heat it a little with a soldering iron to loosten the loctite otherwise it may break... Ron
01-24-2008, 09:59 AM #4
Alright, I'll give that a try next time I'm at the lake.
01-24-2008, 05:16 PM #5
01-24-2008, 05:50 PM #6
01-24-2008, 09:17 PM #7
01-25-2008, 07:52 PM #8
That's what I did, but it didn't work. The inserts still spun and I ended up having to pull the grate off with the bolts still in. I would try it though before you try to loosen them. When I finally got the grate out and got the screws out of the inserts I found red loc-tite on the all of the threads of the bolt. There was no way they we're coming out.
01-25-2008, 08:12 PM #9
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01-25-2008, 09:55 PM #10
This is why i never recommend heating the bolts first. When you heat them the brass insert heats up and melts the plastic that's surrounding it and the inserts spin.
Just use steady even pressure to remove the bolt. If you feel it get tight then run it back up a bit and then try to back out again. I have removed many grate bolts this way and not once had an insert spin on me.
Please don't heat the bolts guys!!!!
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