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This is a discussion on broken airbox broke bolt. help! within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Hey guys. I just bought my first brand new 2016 about 2 weeks ago. Came from an RSX. Anyways. I ...

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    broken airbox broke bolt. help!

    Hey guys. I just bought my first brand new 2016 about 2 weeks ago. Came from an RSX. Anyways. I was replacing the boomerang lights the other day and as I was loosening the airbox bracket, one of the bolts broke loose. Now I'm fu*ked. There is still another screw to hold it in place. However, with my paranoia, I'm. Afraid that the bracket becomes loose and eventually have a loose airbox that may lead to something worst. Any suggestions? I tried try drill it out and extracting it, but there is no access to the other side (top of the bolt). Anyone k ow how to get to the other side of the bolt or have experienced the same issue?

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    This is the srew
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    You still have another entire stud and nut holding it in, don't worry about it.
    I have an STi with an intake and no tune, I never change my oil, and my wheel spacerz are mad tyte.

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    Yea. I'm not worried about the other bolt falling off. I'm worried if the bracket loosens and tilts over one side. Causing the airbox to grind of melt from touching metal.

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    so to me that does not look like a screw or a bolt. It looks like a stud. that means no access to the other end. How the heck did you do that? You say you tried to drill it out but I see not drill marks on the broken stud? Did you actually try? Or just think about trying? If it were me, I think I'd drill a hole right beside the bad one, tap it, and put a new bolt in. Don't need one as large a diameter as the bad one either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rqjoe View Post
    so to me that does not look like a screw or a bolt. It looks like a stud. that means no access to the other end. How the heck did you do that? You say you tried to drill it out but I see not drill marks on the broken stud? Did you actually try? Or just think about trying? If it were me, I think I'd drill a hole right beside the bad one, tap it, and put a new bolt in. Don't need one as large a diameter as the bad one either.
    Yea I tried.. that was a picture before I tried drilling it. Had an ballast mounted there but it was dangling and making noises when I drive so I went to remount it but it appears that it might have been over tightened. As I turned to loosen with a socket. It snapped off. That's not a bad idea. I was thinking about that earlier today... to just drill another hole. But I wanted to see if there's anyway to remove it first.

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    Well.. got it fixed today and man am I happy!

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