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Old April 24th, 2015, 09:57 PM
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Attaching this thing

My last one just disappeared one day so I want to be sure the new one stays on. It appears it's just supposed to be a friction fit, but it doesn't want to sit flat or stay on. Any suggestions on how to keep it on? I'm trying to avoid things like the evil black silicone...
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Old April 24th, 2015, 10:18 PM
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Personally I would/did drill out the pins of the grille and screw in up, should be or you can fit the spirolock nuts if you don't have fitted to inlet.

you can counter sink the holes on the grille slightly so the screw heads fit flush.
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Old April 24th, 2015, 10:19 PM
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So if you look at those 4 screws that go through and hold the plastic plenum on, I'm pretty sure those *should* be a flat-headed machine screw...those are rounded head screws, which are what's pushing that side vent out. Swap out the screws and I think you'll be happier and it'll sit more flush.

I wish I had some other pics as I've done a few of these installs for folks, but it seems I never take pics when the old vent is off.

All that said (shameless plug coming)...if you get sick of those factory vents falling off (mainly due to the small needle pins that hold it on are prone to breaking) I think I know where you can get one of these that screw on in place
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Nathan, good call on the screws. That should help a lot. One day I'll have the fancy stuff, just not right now...
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Right, those screws are supposed to be wider and flatter. Plus, what left of the little holes that the studs press into? I don't see any plastic showing from inside the hole. When the receptacle is correct, these are hard to remove without breaking. I'd show you a picture of mine, but each hole has become a screw hole to install the alloy vent shown above.
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