Very poor attempt at humor. I know. :ahhhhI have seen it all, just trying to help a guy out. I know you are trying to be funny but I have seen people do unimaginable things when trying to work on their own vehicle. Took me about 45 minutes to pull my KB with the powerflow plenum.
those are studs because you cant fit a bolt down. The plenum has to be installed on the blower before installing the blower on the truck, so you can't drop bolts in. So the powerflow requires 3 studs, so you can drop the blower down onto them, then thread the nuts on. You need to use a 17mm open end wrench to get them off, but since they're jamb nuts on standard all-thread, the all-thread typically distorts the threads when the jamb nut is cranked down, and locks on the stud, so they'll usually loosen the entire stud when you go to loosen the jamb nut. Then you have to squeeze needle nose channel locks to grab the stud beneath the jamb nut once it's up far enough, to get the jamb nut free'd off, then you have to thread the all-thread stud back down by hand, and usually the sharp edges slice fingers lol.Well I didn't need to pull blower. Rubber pcv gromey on bottom of thunder pipe got sucked in but I found it sitting behind the throttle body right inside plenum, not shredded up at all.. Got real lucky. I did get eve thing apart though. But I have a question. How the **** are you supposed to get the last 2 nuts off under the powerflow?? On mine there nuts, not a bolt like the front. It's a weird size like 16 or 17mm. Is there a trick? No socket or wrench will reach with any pulling power.
For what it is worth, I contacted ARP sometime ago and they have a slightly shorter version of the same bolts you used Josh that work if you aren't using the IC spacer.you have to run an IC spacer or the studs will be too long. Worth it all IMO though!
I assume you mean spacer between the midplate and lower intake. the JLP/2.6 combo doesn't use any spacer between the blower and plenumI do have a spacer between blower and plenum, not sure what size though. I do want to pull blower soon and just see how dirty it is. Truck has 50k on it.
Look Here http://www.lightningrodder.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2032942&postcount=406Any idea what studs are needed from ARP? Thread size or anything to go on? I would like to pick these up before I pull the blower.