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broke bolt, then made worse...

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#26 idosubaru


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 07:32 AM

depending on location here's a very quick method - i've drilled a hole adjacent to the sheared bolt/EZout and then "knocked" the broken bolt into the newly drilled hole to wiggle it out.  then drill and insert a helicoil which takes up most of the hole you just drilled in terms of circumference.  do the drilling on the non-compromising side - like the side away from the gasket/coolant ports - or whatever it is you're working around.  


quick and easy since aluminum can be drilled in like 15 seconds.

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