[DML] Re: advice on stubborn bolt
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[DML] Re: advice on stubborn bolt


Yes, it will be difficult to remove the screw extractor.  When I once 
broke my screw extractor in the bolt I was trying to remove, I ended 
up buying a diamond tipped cutter for my Dremel tool, which I used to 
cut the material around the extractor away with.  Eventually, I had 
cut away enough material to grasp the extractor with needlenose 
pliers.  After that I drilled the broken bolt.

It worked, but it took a long time, left a nasty irregular hole, and 
required a thread insert.

Now I only use higher quality expensive name brand extractors.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Bill Koenig" <dmc06976@...> wrote:
> hey everyone,
> i've been working on a major tune-up on my D for the past few 
> one of the short bolts that attach the y water pipe to the engine 
> snapped off flush.  i tried drilling into it and using a screw 
> extractor, which i thought was working until the screw extractor 
> snapped off flush as well. i really have a problem now as the local 
> machine shop said they could only work on it if i take my engine 
> and deliver it to them as they don't have anywhere to work on the 
> car in their shop.  also, they said i'm going to have a hell of a 
> removing the broken screw extractor. help!
> bill
> 6976

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