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Old 11-21-2021, 01:02 PM
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Another side plate leak

Hey all.

Removed the side plate to repair a leak that the PO let go for what looks like a long time.

One bolt head was disintegrated, but managed to get out the other 7 with the help of some Kroil. What was left of the broken bolt came out easy enough with a screw driver and a dental pick.

Planning on running a tap thru to clean up the threads and installing new bolts with a new side plate. There seems to plenty of meat left to continue using bolts rather than studs.

Thick heavy scaling that I started working towards removing, will prime and paint.

Any advice on sealant for the bolts or re-installing the side plate would be greatly appreciated!!

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I would highly recommend you consider using the repair kit our host offers on this site.
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If there's plenty of thread left in the block wall, I think this kit would work as well?

https://moyermarine.com/product/wate...t-ovwj_14_557/
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If there's plenty of thread left in the block wall, I think this kit would work as well?

https://moyermarine.com/product/wate...t-ovwj_14_557/
Yea, for obvious cost savings, and the fact that there's plenty of thread left, I was hoping to use that kit over buying 4 of the kits with the backing plates.
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Would not use bolts. The threads of the bolts will leak where the bolt threads into the block. This is a chronic A4 leak site.
Studs and nuts are the way to go. Buy the studs from Moyer, use stainless set screws, or cut up some all-thread. Clean the threads in the block, then use a toothpick to put JB Weld into the block and onto the ends of the studs.
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