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Old 08-22-2001, 11:56 PM   #1
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Angry Stupid ecu cover screws

I just got my s-afc and was ready to install it. I get the phillips out to wrench on the ecu cover screws, but those f...ers are on tight. Its like they dont want anyone breaking into the ecu. All I have to say is two sore hands and 5 minutes after wrenching on them, no deal. I said the hell with it. So this is where I want your input. Is there anything to put on the screws that will lube em up to help loosen them? Also, how do setup the safc for normal driving use before you tune it yourself? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Peace, Kevin

P.S I am putting it in front of the shifter using that mount. The mount goes in upside down. Thats the only way it angles in there and fits so you can see it without looking down on it otherwise. Just keep changing the position of the Apexi stand and it will fit nice and snug. So dont throw that little stand out.
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Old 08-23-2001, 12:46 AM   #2
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They also take a 10 or 12mm socket... works MUCH better .

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Old 08-23-2001, 04:43 PM   #3
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I second the socket motion. And if you're really having that tough of a time, you really dont even have to take it out. You'll just need to be a little flexible.
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