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Old 06-11-2018, 07:45 PM
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AIH plug leaking boost


The previous owner stripped out the threads on the intake where the AiH goes. My mechanic pulled it and put oil resistant rtv. When it was leaking again 40 k miles later I bought the riff raff delete plug. It just barely grabs the threads but backs out. Can I have this welded in place or does anyone have a solution.
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Old 06-12-2018, 12:05 AM
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I would tap a new slightly larger thread and put a pipe plug in. Or you could JB weld it in place.
 
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Old 06-12-2018, 11:04 AM
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I dont see why you couldn't get it welded in place. Someone with good TIG skills would make short work of it. Just keep in mind...no going back without buying another tube.
 
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JB Weld should work, just clean everything very well first.

It's just as permanent as welding, cheaper, and faster unless you already have a welder.

Since the part is already permanently stripped, I see no issue with making it permanently plugged.
 
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Old 06-12-2018, 12:09 PM
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RigCity, I see that you're in Kalifornia, will that setup pass smog?
 
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Old 06-12-2018, 12:37 PM
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Why not just weld a new bung in there but different size and plug it? Then you have it available if you need it down the road.
 
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Old 06-12-2018, 01:43 PM
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Thanks for the replies Iím thinking trying the jb weld for a temp solution before an up comming long cruise. Seems it really needs something to stop it from backing out instead of blowing out. If that dosent work Iím going to probably have it welded. The set up is the afermarket 2 piece spyder and I donít plan on ever changing it. Additionally looking to add a boost gauge on to the aih delete plug. If I had the tools on hand I would have already done a set up like 350 suggested and tap the new plug always feels good when a repair beefs up a part.
 
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Old 06-12-2018, 01:48 PM
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IIRC Permatex makes a thread 'repair' putty, use to sell it to a couple customers that stripped carbs out back in my parts days - could give it a go if you find it local.
 
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This is what I was referring too. Remove your plug, measure I.D. order a female threaded weld in bung that fits in the current bung, buy appropriate plug for new bung. Then you still have the ability to use the fitting down the road.

https://www.summitracing.com/search/...s?N=4294798393
 
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As mentioned above it will most likely be a problem with smog. Even though there are a few parameters required before the AIH even activates it is a smog related issue.
 
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Iím hitting the machine shop in the morning they said they can weld it quickly. The truck is it in CA and donít feel like spending the time sealing this one as the welding should be one and done while retaining the boot gauge fitting.
 
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