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01-20-04, 07:13 PM   #1  
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what is the best way to get a broken bolt out of the intake ?

 
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01-20-04, 09:12 PM   #2  
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For about $8.00-$10.00 you can get a solid carbide drill and drill the bolt and use an "easy-out" If it doesn't
work, you've only lost a few bucks. However, that's what I use to cut tool steel, Monel, Inconel, etc. I doubt that bolt is as hard as any of those. Worth a try. You can get the carbide drills at about any hardware store.
If you dont want to deal with it, bring it to a machine shop and have them do it for decently cheap.

 
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01-21-04, 02:16 PM   #3  
If you've never done something like this before or you don't think you can be very accurate with that drill, leave it to a professional. One mistake with that drill and you'll be replacing the entire head. All it takes is a crooked hole. If the bolt was corroded enough to break off in the first place, it will be very difficult to remove and a little bit off with the drill and the head is ruined..

 
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01-21-04, 02:54 PM   #4  
Agree with Desi,

It takes experience and skill to do it without causing further damage.

The last thing you want to do is break an easy out in there.
Very difficult to remove the broken piece after that.

If it was corroded or cross threaded thats what will happen.

 
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