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Stripped intake plenum bolt
I've managed to strip the rear passenger side bolt hole on my intake plenum, One of the four that holds the intake horn/grid heater down and it's causing a substantial boost leak. I'm not sure how to fix it. Previous owner put studs in and they have corroded enough that they won't move, except for this position, which I had to replace with a bolt a couple years ago. Basically the threads in the hole won't grab and they were probably already damaged when I Heman over tightened it, and now it's toast.
Are the threads in the actual head? the intake plenum itself? How do I fix this? Helicoil?
1984 Dodge CCSB P-pump NV4500- SOLD
2005 QCSB NV5600, SouthBend OKHD, CFM+, Jake brake, Thuren 3in, Vulcan w/ CAT UHE 416-1225, CTS2, HPTuners by Optimal Welding, BBI stage 1, II bag of parts