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Old 03-09-2012, 07:46 PM   #1
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So I put in a K&N FIPK CAI and when I was tightening one of the valve cover screws it snapped. I think I might have a fix but will likely be a week or so.... How serious is it and or anyone else ever done this? Oh part of the screw is still in the block
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Why does it have anything to do with the valve cover? Sorry I'm not familiar with the k&n brand post a pic if you can

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Might cause an oil leak at the worst and it's probably nothing to panic about but fix it soon
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There is a brace that supports the tube and it uses the bolts in the valve cover I'll post a pic tomorrow when it's day light ... Thanks for the response
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Ok, but it's more then likely an easy fix, just time consuming, I'll tell you what you should do when I see the problem
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Re: CAI install issue

Yes, if all you did was twist the head off it should be fairly easy fix. Just take your time and I would think you wouldn't have any problems unless you know Murphy..lol!!
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I am going to try to use an easy out... Having somebody who knows what that is and what they are doing to help me out
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I am going to try to use an easy out... Having somebody who knows what that is and what they are doing to help me out
Good idea. It depends on where it broke. Did the head break off? Or did the shaft break down in the hole?
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If you can get to it and drill the hole in the bolt to use the easyout you shouldn't have any problems....like I said before, take your time and you shouldn't have any issues.
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Yeah I torqued it to much while putting it back in so half of it is in the block and well the other half is useless I'll post after I do it. When it happened i think my heart stopped beating for a few seconds...
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