throttle body bolts
Okay, so it was just corrosion... And yes, the entire thing spun in the plastic plenum. And luckily, had the whole thing on the bench, so I did get it out eventually without any damage. I thught about using expoxy when pressing it back into the plastic, then using anti-seize on those little nuts for the future removal. I just wanted to be sure that there was not a concern of these nuts backing out, and therefore they were locktited.
Have you ever pressed a bushing into the plenum, then using a 5/16 nut and bolt instead of this factory nut and should bolt? It should work, and I can get a bronze bushing of proper size for less than a buck per... Do you see any reason why I can't do this?
1993 Bonneville SE, frame off resto in progress, will be stock except painted black & chrome t-stars, estimated finish date - spring 2009.
Cars in my "fleet": the bonny project, the bonny parts car, 1999 Olds eighty-eight LS anniversary, 2004 chrys T & C.
Husband, father of two daughters, deer hunter and lover of most things GM, (although I do like my Chrysler minivan) - but nothing comes before my girls..
I'd much rather go home after work and be with my family than do anything else..