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So when I was installing my intake a while back I had a moment of stupidity and accidentally used the engine cover mount peg in the wrong location. (see photo) When I realized my mistake I tried to remove it and the plastic broke (probably because I also over-tightened it :doh:) So now I'm stuck with the engine cover mount broken, and in the wrong location. Now it's time to change my spark plugs and I have to remove the intake pipe to get to one of the coil packs.

I'm thinking I might just have to break off the rest of the plastic to get down to the metal, and use a bolt extractor tool but I'm worried I'll **** it up worse if I mess with it more. I tried using pliers, and vice grips but just more of the plastic chipped off. Any suggestions? Is there a normal bolt head under the plastic perhaps? Thanks in advance for any help!

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Remember, if you break it, there are stores out there that you can buy parts for our engine. I'd say keep at it until you either succeed or fail. Either way of the outcome you'll gain a little more experience with your car. :smile:
 

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Remember, if you break it, there are stores out there that you can buy parts for our engine. I'd say keep at it until you either succeed or fail. Either way of the outcome you'll gain a little more experience with your car. :smile:
Yeah I know I can get another engine cover peg for like $4 or so, that I'm not worried about. I just don't want to destroy it so bad that someone else can't get it off if I fail.
 

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You can only break off so much plastic before you get to metal threads. It's already busted. Hamfist that thing! :)
 

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Drive a drywall screw into it and then use a hammer to pull it out.

I have done this to remove the broken end of a shutter plug in brick wall with great success. Looks like the same concept to me.
 

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Looks like once you get the plastic out of the way it should back right out. Vice grips for the win!
 
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