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Old 09-24-2010, 01:36 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Block Off Plate Dilemma

I'm trying to get the bottom bolt off and I can't get the damn thing off. What did you guys do? As you see in the picture, I took off the bolt and that plastic clip near it. Any other suggestions?

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Old 09-24-2010, 02:31 PM   Thread Starter #2
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Default Re: Block Off Plate Dilemma

Never mind, got it. I used a small wrench to get it loose.
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I had to just wedge it in there. I used a combination of my sockets and a small wrenche like pictured above. The wrenches are really what did it, but it took forever because I had to make small movements. These are probably 4-6" in length, that's it.

Looking at the stock VIAS head on, similar to your 2nd pic, the small wrench was probably in a 10 o'clock or 11 o'clock position; just very small movements. Once it got loose enough, I could undo it by hand.

That's the hardest part. Don't worry, the bottom bolt on the new BOP will go on a lot easier.

Funny, I thought 07-08s were the only ones with the plastic VIAS assembly. If it's like mine, you'll need some RTV sealant because you can't take out the gasket in the stock VIAS.
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Old 09-24-2010, 03:18 PM   Thread Starter #4
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I had to just wedge it in there. I used a combination of my sockets and a small wrenche like pictured above. The wrenches are really what did it, but it took forever because I had to make small movements. These are probably 4-6" in length, that's it.

Looking at the stock VIAS head on, similar to your 2nd pic, the small wrench was probably in a 10 o'clock or 11 o'clock position; just very small movements. Once it got loose enough, I could undo it by hand.

That's the hardest part. Don't worry, the bottom bolt on the new BOP will go on a lot easier.

Funny, I thought 07-08s were the only ones with the plastic VIAS assembly. If it's like mine, you'll need some RTV sealant because you can't take out the gasket in the stock VIAS.

Oh shit, I didn't use any sealant, I just bolted it back on and put everything in place. Do I "Have" to use the sealant? Now I'm getting concerned.
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Link: http://my6thgen.org/f107/how-install-nwp-vias-blockoff-plate-3663/#post60870

Install Step # 8) Install the NWP Engineering VIAS Block Plate along with the stock gasket.


Note: It is ok to reuse the stock VIAS gasket to seal the block plate as las the gasket is in good condition. If you feel the OEM gasket is in poor condition or you donít have an OEM gasket, you can use Black RTV Silicone Gasket Maker without using a VIAS gasket.
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yeah there was no gasket with mine.. the only type of gasket was seated in the plastic stock plate and was like a rubber band.... i got some of the RTV and it worked perfect.
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Yea, so I got some blue RTV instead of black, it still with stands 500 degrees. So I want to thank Gary for helping me out and Mando for reminding me to use RTV. Thanks guys, B.M.F!!!
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Glad you got it brochacho...
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oh wow , 06 had a differnt VIAS.. looks like the plastic one ...weird
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