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Postby hitman » Thu Jul 15, 2004 8:19 pm

I am getting frustrated. I finally got done with the transmission. I was putting the last bolt into the top bearing cap and then the bolt snapped off just about flush with the transmission. I think the hole might be stripped too. What can I do?
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Postby Bigdog » Thu Jul 15, 2004 8:28 pm

You can drill it out in progressively larger steps. If you happen to have left hand drill bits, so much the better. If the case is stripped, use a helicoil to repair it.
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Postby David C » Fri Jul 16, 2004 6:45 am

At work we use an air scribe to remove broken bolts. its an air powered tool engraver. If you have an electric one try it out...

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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Fri Jul 16, 2004 9:34 am

David C wrote:At work we use an air scribe to remove broken bolts. its an air powered tool engraver. If you have an electric one try it out...

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You have me curious, how do you use the scribe to remove broken bolts? I have an electric one, but don't see how it would do any good.
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Postby David C » Sun Jul 25, 2004 8:19 pm

Sorry John for the long delay for a reply, Went to Watertown NY for a family reunion... As long as the bolt doesnt have loctite on it this works "pretty-good" , I just take my center punch and make an initial hole in the top of the bolt ,towards the outer circumference, (staying out of the threads), then I use the scribe to unscrew the broken bolt. the vibrating effect of the scribe sure makes the bolt come out better than just a center punch alone...
p.s. be sure to use penetrating oil "Often"

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Postby Jim Becker » Sun Jul 25, 2004 8:50 pm

Watertown? You could have loaded up Ken's Cubs while you were nearby.
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Postby David C » Sun Jul 25, 2004 9:08 pm

Sorry, took a rental car...

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Postby Jim Becker » Sun Jul 25, 2004 9:23 pm

The carrying capacity of rental cars is nearly limitless, sort of like a company car.
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