View Full Version : how to repair a aftermarket intake lid???


Rai
12-19-2008, 09:19 PM
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???


thanks

Ice78Transam
12-19-2008, 09:21 PM
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!

SHINER
12-20-2008, 01:27 AM
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.

RsSean
12-20-2008, 07:08 AM
I like using fiberglass, to me it is a lot easier to use then anything else.

bowtieboy10
12-20-2008, 02:02 PM
did you use sandpaper on the cracks to give it something to hold to. you might need to do that if you didn't.

qwk93ta
12-20-2008, 02:36 PM
You can pick a used one up for about $60 or $70 in the for sale section.

INMY01TA
12-20-2008, 07:13 PM
Buy a new one.

RaggedRides
12-20-2008, 08:03 PM
Mine's held together with RVT. Cheap ass thing.

jetlag
12-20-2008, 08:09 PM
Mine's held together with RVT. Cheap ass thing.

I think you mean RTV...

RaggedRides
12-20-2008, 09:15 PM
I think you mean RTV...


Same thing, only different.

9000th01ss
12-20-2008, 11:01 PM
Yea, I'd use RTV--silicone. Or buy a new one.

WS6 Rampage
12-21-2008, 04:07 PM
Give JB Weld a try, that should do it!


..Yup! +1

CJDZ24_Z28
12-21-2008, 05:12 PM
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

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e21/CJDZ24_Z28/PARTZ002.jpg

Gordon0652
12-21-2008, 05:14 PM
JB Weld, or go out and buy an actual Plastic Welder.

Soul TKR
12-21-2008, 08:37 PM
I used this stuff...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1144/1414112991_11ccf22d62.jpg

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