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might've stripped out the threading around the stock recirc valve/block-off plate area of the turbo a little. will this be a future problem? the bolt is in there, i can't jiggle it or pull it out but there's very little resistance while tightening it. Is the air pressure at that area enough to affect the performance or will it just aleviate any possible compressor surging? its the stock turbo by the way. I was installing the blockoff plate and the bolts were already on there pretty to begin with, i wanted to make sure there'd be no leaks so i torqued it hard :stab:
 

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NCNTRL516 said:
might've stripped out the threading around the stock recirc valve/block-off plate area of the turbo a little. will this be a future problem? the bolt is in there, i can't jiggle it or pull it out but there's very little resistance while tightening it. Is the air pressure at that area enough to affect the performance or will it just aleviate any possible compressor surging? its the stock turbo by the way. I was installing the blockoff plate and the bolts were already on there pretty to begin with, i wanted to make sure there'd be no leaks so i torqued it hard :stab:


It might.

Sounds like you'll be taking the turbo off and rethreading that hole sometime in the future. :)
 

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before removing anything i would try the loctite kit
i don't know if it would work upside down, but you never know

it's a kind of a 2 part stuff that you mix and put in the hole, that will harden
in the hole but will not stick to your screw
 

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:bump: for more info on this loctite kit. would it work on a small turbo that likes to glow orange hot after running her for a bit? or is it like metal epoxy with a reallt high melting point.
 

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LOCTITE STRIPPED THREAD REPAIR KIT 13ML Quantity: 12345678910




Code: STR1
Price: $24.95




Description: Form-A-Thread Stripped Thread Repair Kit
Provides durable, reliable repairs without using expensive
drills, taps, tools and inserts. This engineered compound
restores damaged threads and eliminates future corrosion,
galling and seizing. Use for Carburettor studs,
distributor clamp bolts, oil drain plugs, sump fasteners, etc.
Do not use to repair critical assemblies.


http://tds.loctite.com/tds5/docs/81668-EN.PDF


it says up to 300 F
since it's on the cold side that should be ok

http://automotive.gillroys.com/Accessories/Repair_Kits/FORM-A-THREAD_KIT-s576719.html

it seems that permatex does it to :jester:

just go to napa and get one if neccessary
 

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moreause said:
LOCTITE STRIPPED THREAD REPAIR KIT 13ML Quantity: 12345678910




Code: STR1
Price: $24.95




Description: Form-A-Thread Stripped Thread Repair Kit
Provides durable, reliable repairs without using expensive
drills, taps, tools and inserts. This engineered compound
restores damaged threads and eliminates future corrosion,
galling and seizing. Use for Carburettor studs,
distributor clamp bolts, oil drain plugs, sump fasteners, etc.
Do not use to repair critical assemblies.


http://tds.loctite.com/tds5/docs/81668-EN.PDF


it says up to 300 F
since it's on the cold side that should be ok

http://automotive.gillroys.com/Accessories/Repair_Kits/FORM-A-THREAD_KIT-s576719.html

it seems that permatex does it to :jester:

just go to napa and get one if neccessary
we've got a winner. much thanks bro!
Who sells loctite products? do they sell direct? website?
 

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So did this loctite FORM-A-THREAD KIT work for you guys? did you have to take the turbo off to use it?
 

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How about if the head broke off, and the bolt is still threaded in the hole?

Turbo is coming off soon anyways, but once its off I guess I can try an easy out?
 

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You could also get longer bolts and put some lock washers and nuts on the other side of it and it would hold tight again. I also had that problem you have.
 

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I tried that, and there is not enough clearance on the left one closest to passager side. The one that is stripped on my turbo.
 
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