Advice for broken bolt?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sstrangee, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. MiteyF

    MiteyF Long timer

    Jul 23, 2010
    Michigan... temporarily
    Edit. Of COURSE I didn't see the 2nd page, and posted after it was already out. Silly me...

    So long as you stay out of JM, some of these fucks are REALLY helpful :lol3

    +1 on heat
    +1 on penetrating oil (I like 50/50 acetone/ATF, but PB Blaster works well too)
    +1 on taking the larger "assembly" off if possible
    +1,000 on getting a pro to do it if you've never done it before, especially if it's threaded into something important like the frame or engine.

    I've had good luck with the drill/extractor method, but if you decide to go this route, BUY A GOOD EXTRACTOR SET. DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT go to Harbor Freight and buy these. That will make your experience 50 times more horrible, and cost you a LOT more money in the end!