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Old 12-19-2008, 09:19 PM   #1
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Default how to repair a aftermarket intake lid???

how do you guys repair a aftermarket intake lid("ls1 motorsports")?

it seems like nothing sticks to it, other than tape

does anyone know what these lids are made of?
would i have to somehow fiberglass over the cracks to fix the lid???


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Old 12-19-2008, 09:21 PM   #2
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There is a product called plastic welder that will surely do it. Buy a good epoxy resin and that'll work. Check out the hardware store adhesive section. Paint it when your done and the adhesive cures!
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Give JB Weld a try, that should do it!

Just where gloves when you do it, or you will have discolored hands for a week.
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I like using fiberglass, to me it is a lot easier to use then anything else.
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Old 12-20-2008, 02:02 PM   #5
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did you use sandpaper on the cracks to give it something to hold to. you might need to do that if you didn't.
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You can pick a used one up for about $60 or $70 in the for sale section.
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Buy a new one.
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Mine's held together with RVT. Cheap *** thing.
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Mine's held together with RVT. Cheap *** thing.
I think you mean RTV...
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I think you mean RTV...

Same thing, only different.
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Yea, I'd use RTV--silicone. Or buy a new one.
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Give JB Weld a try, that should do it!
..Yup! +1
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I repaired several over the years with a product called quiksteel here is one that had a decent size crack and I repaired and used for thousands of miles

Click the image to open in full size.
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JB Weld, or go out and buy an actual Plastic Welder.
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I used this stuff...

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i've now purchased a volant cai system... i've gotten tired of dealing with the lids and their cracking issues...
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