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Old 12-28-2012, 10:28 AM
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I replaced with appropriate length and size sheet metal screw with Phillips head. Unless you are truly worried about your maf being stolen, you don't need those damn safety screws. You can get the old screws out EASILY with a decent vice grip pliars. Turn the vice grips sideways and you can get enough bite to gets them loose. Before I changed them to a std. Phillips screw (abt. 1" long), I used my dremel tool and cutting wheel and put a straight slot across middle of oem bolt and then you can use a flat blade screw driver. Your choice.
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