Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:52 am Post subject: stripped the bolt to crossover pipe
i was done with the car to and this happens. well i completely ripped the head off the bolt holding the coolant crossover pipe down. how can i get it out so i can put another in. i still have the head to the bolt , its a hard bolt to
got a extractor from oreiliys , i also have a automatic center punch but it was drilled before the center punch. well we used one but the tip broke off . some of the drill bits have been eaten up to. i can go to lowes and get some more drill bits. i just want to drive my car again lol
Not sure if you're doing this already, but if not give this a shot.
1. Start with your smallest drill bit, getting it centered the best you can.
2. Drill in as deep as needed, then go with a drill bit a couples sizes bigger.
3. Repeat until drilled to desired size.
4. Use a tap to cut new threads, and insert new bolt.
5. Drink beer.
Don't dis ma base man! Besides it's human nature to complain. When one starts doing it the rest follow.
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lol is that what that was i thought it was elsewhere. lol well no i dont want to damage it . what type of drill can i use on this bolt ? i know i should center punch it , as you all can see i already got started but started before the center punch. i have one now and will punch it in the middle. i just need to know what drill bit i should use to get in there .
that sucks i only got 2 bits that could go into the screw. the exact size not to big but i think i ran into a problem or maybe not. well i drilled the hole but its going to the right a bit. i couldnt get it in the center. it went through the screw its just a little off. i thought about putting the head on top for guidance . something i shouldve done before.
one of the things i have done when that happens is a drill a small hole in the bolt then tack weld an old and cheap allen wrench into the hole on the bolt then break it lose with the allen wrench and unscrew it. That trick has been very helpful on my friends VW.
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