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Old 10-03-2009, 12:18 PM   #1045
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Originally Posted by vladvm View Post
I think I stripped this bolt with a faulty torque wrench! I am not sure if it is really stripped but I would like to know if this can be removed. Can anybody help me get the part number for the bolt in red circle?

It's #13 on this parts diagram.

The stud is likely being pulled out of the engine head. The head is soft Aluminum and this can happen. If you decide to repair it you will need a 6mm helicoil. They have this at Autozone. Be sure you get the complete kit as you need the 7mm tap. You will unscrew the stud. Tap the hole with the 7mm tap. Screw in the helicoil. Then screw in the new stud. To screw and unscrew the stud, mount two nuts back to back on the stud and tighten them together. This will give you a hex to use a 10mm socket on.
This is not terrible. Don't be intimidated by it.
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