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Broke a name brand screw type easy out off in it , but that shouldnt be a problem, half of it sticks out center and should be able to unscrew it that way or weld a nut to front, But i really laid into this with a 1 foot long cresent, probably 40 lbs or better.I thought maybe drill the fitting thinner but dont want to hurt this expensive plate/ dual stage pro-flow, Please , any advice would be great..., ED
 

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I had one ended up sending it back to Wilson they bake it and put there fittings in with expoy I know they can fix it kinda pricey but they can fix it seem like to me it was a hrs labor back then it was $75 which was about 5-6 yrs ago.
 

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If it were me I would throw it in the oven. Start out at 300 and go up from there. I eliminated a welding operation at my last job with 3M 8115 applied on a nut to a threaded rod. A 2" threaded rod with the epoxy and a 9 ton hydro torque wrench couldn't bust it loose. If it was put on the wrong part they used a torch to heat up the nut and it came off like the epoxy wasn't on there. Good luck!
 

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If it were me I would throw it in the oven. Start out at 300 and go up from there. I eliminated a welding operation at my last job with 3M 8115 applied on a nut to a threaded rod. A 2" threaded rod with the epoxy and a 9 ton hydro torque wrench couldn't bust it loose. If it was put on the wrong part they used a torch to heat up the nut and it came off like the epoxy wasn't on there. Good luck!
Damn, that sounds like some good shit. In his situation, would heating it require everything to need re-epoxying once its bond came lose? Like the spray bars
 

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I highly recommend sending it back to Wilson I have seen alot of issues with the spray bars coming loose in these plates too , go ahead and do it right the first time.
 

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Call Wilson /Nitrous Pro Flow and ask for John Rollins, he will get you taken care of
 

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Exactly what Blair said... Heating it to 250-300 will soften the epoxy, just make sure to remove the burst panels and not to bake it for more than 10-15 min. Too long will turn the plate brown. And yes, JWRE1 all of the bars and fittings should be removed, cleaned and reinstalled. Ed if you send it in, I can do this for you. It is still $75 labor and $10 for the fitting.
 

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Thank you for taking the time to answer that for us John. I would never attempt to do a repair like that on my Wilson plate either, but for that epoxy to withstand such harsh conditions, it must be some pretty bad stuff. I could think of a lot of uses for something like that. Can you tell us what it is, or is that a trade secret?
 

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Houston i think ive got a problem, welding nut on end of screw type easy just broke easy out and only thing left is to drive it out from inside hopfuly just strip the aluminum fiitng left in there. I will try baking it for 15 minutes first and seeing if i can spin all of it out, doubtful though, might take to a machine shop? lLL be fine if i get the easy out OUT. Any advice would be appreciated..,ED:confused:
 

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Houston i think ive got a problem, welding nut on end of screw type easy just broke easy out and only thing left is to drive it out from inside hopfuly just strip the aluminum fiitng left in there. I will try baking it for 15 minutes first and seeing if i can spin all of it out, doubtful though, might take to a machine shop? lLL be fine if i get the easy out OUT. Any advice would be appreciated..,ED:confused:
You never had a chance of getting it with an easy out............that fitting is a fairly thin wall and the epoxy is bad ass. So now the easy out has expanded the fitting and locked it even tighter into the plate..............Better just send it to Wilson now and hope they can save it, because once you heat it, the bars will have to be removed and the epoxy redone

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Had same thing happen With help from my buddy Mauro we heated it up with a heat gun and pencil torch and it turned loose for us ended up sending it bsck to wilson and letting them check it over And take the bars out anyways think they charged me 70 or 80 bucks but i could be wrong
 

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WE GOT IT OUT! my HERO of the Month, Steve Ayslinger, long time friend, after we broke about half of the small end out and left about half of it in , tight part, plasma arced it right out without hurting a thread!, ITs a 1/16 pipe thread :smt079 Thanks for all the help guys. After i am done its going back to wilson to get flowed, just saved alot $$ shrewww wont do that again:confused: ED
 
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