Originally Posted by Shadows Stall
i tried prying it up with a screw driver it didn't work. what else can I do :?: Please help people
I don't know what types of tools you have to work with, but a Dremel with various attachments is pretty handy. I'd start by taking the Dremel to the top of that bolt and cutting it off so I could remove the COP, and then make an assessment of the situation from there. That bolt threads into a metal fitting that's set in the plastic of your manifold, and it probably stripped out (Obviously). Once the COP is out of the way, you should be able to find a way to jam it up, and remove the rest of the bolt with some vice grips. I can't remember if you're replacing the whole COP or not. If so, then it doesn't matter if you accidentally destroy the COP in the process of dremeling it. As far as fixing the threads...I'm not too sure about how to do that without seeing it. You might be able to reaffix the metal fitting to the plastic with some type of epoxy. I'd use Loctite Marine Epoxy. That sh*t is bullet proof when it dries, and it might hold it as long as you don't over torque it again in the future. Just make sure it's dry before you put your COP back on, or you'll epoxy the COP to the manifold, and that would suck too.
Sometimes being a mechanic as a hobby requires some critical thinking and trying some whacky sh*t. I don't know how many "tools" I've fabricated out of duct tape, coat hangers, string, etc...to help me accomplish some retarded task. Often, you just have to go out and buy more tools for the job. A dremel will come in handy for stupid stripped/broken bolts.
I dunno what the proper torque is for the COPs off the top of my head, but it's a 7mm bolt, and "snug" but not "tight" is ok on it.
If you do the Dremel technique, be sure to isolate the area with rags or paper towels to keep metal filings from getting under the injectors, because dirt and crap likes to hide under there. If you ever have to remove your injectors and the metal filings go into the intake ports, it can spell disaster for your motor.
In short...that's what I'd attempt to do. Someone else might think it's retarded, but I can't think of anything else at the moment.