How To - Broken Bolt Extraction
Topic: How do you remove/repair broken bolts and studs?
Expertise Required: Intermediate to Expert
Estimated Time: Really depends on the repair. Can be as quick as 1/2 hour or longer than an hour for the stubborn ones
- TimeSert Thread Repair Kit(s)
- Center Punch
- Small Drill Bits
- Left-Handed drill extractors
- Mapp Gas Torch
- If it is sticking up at all, tig weld a nut onto the end of it. The heat will shock things a bit and help the bolt break free
- If that option isn't available, do your best to grind end flush
- Take super-extra-care and use the center punch to get a punch in the exact center (or as close as you can)
- Drill a tiny pilot hole all of the way through - taking care not to break off this pilot drill bit.
- Step up through different drill sizes until you come to the one you use for the broken bolt extractor you are using.
- Grab the torch and heat the holy hell out of it and then try to remove it.
- Most of the time, the heat will help guarantee success.
Most of the time, the heat will help guarantee success. However, when that doesn't work then you need to press ahead an install a TimeSert. How To - Thread Repair
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