hoop spoiler woes on my tgd

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hoop spoiler woes on my tgd

Post by pikey » Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:17 am

hey there, i have just bought a tgd turbo and while working through the usual list of bx problems (glovebox hinges, stuck sunroof and broken heater temp control-all as required) i noticed that the stud that fixes the spolier to hatch had sheared on one side.
i have removed the spoiler and the remains of the stud are pretty much flush with the spoiler. does anyone have any experience with this, i'm guessing its a case of carefully drill out the remains and then retap the hole but any easier solutions would be welcomed

cheers fellas

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Post by Mr B » Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:34 am

I had the same problem, mine is now glued on with silicon sealent, seems to work fine :wink:
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Post by AndersDK » Thu Jul 20, 2006 12:59 pm

You must have an unusual steady hand to drill out the remainings :roll:
If the drillbit slides - it will immediately penetrate the glassfiber :cry:

The bolts were fitted dry - and even the smallest amount of salty mist will make it stick solid on the captive nut moulded in there. Try a welder - and the glassfiber melts/burns :evil:

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Post by pikey » Thu Jul 20, 2006 4:57 pm

beautiful, silicon enhanced backsides are no longer just for brazilians :wink: