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Stripped (overtightened) bolt on radiator shroud

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I was tightening one of the bolts on the radiator shroud, and I guess I overtightened it. It will turn, but not come out, so I guess the metal part is spinning in the gas tank wall.

Has anyone else done this? What is the best course of action?

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Try prying slightly outward while you loosen the screw. Hopefully it will unscrew and then you can glue the wellnut back into place.

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I had the same thing happen on a 426 and never could get it off. When I got the 450 I put anti-sieze on the shroud screws right away in hopes to prevent that from happening again.

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