How would you remove this bolt?

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  1. PunkinHead

    PunkinHead Moobless Adventurer

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    Or instead of using heat you could just turn the left hand threaded bolt in the right direction.
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    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day.

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    Yep simpler and more affective. ^
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  3. Stroked 550

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    have you tried using an easy out bit ?
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  4. PunkinHead

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    An easy out is never the right tool for any job but especially in a situation where it's a left hand threaded bolt and there's plenty still protruding to get ahold of.

    Since my kids turned driving age I've bought multiple low dollar used cars so I've had plenty of opportunity to see the handiwork of people who really shouldn't work on things themselves. An easy out snapped off in a hole is a major indicator.
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  5. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    My comment was in response to a stuck fastener, not one being turned the wrong direction. Aluminum expands, loosening the grip on the steel thread. Of course it needs turned in the right direction...

    Same kind of process is done when removing or installing bearings when it's steel in aluminum, like wheel bearings and engine cases. Heck, with bearings, given enough heat they can physically drop out of engine cases. Around 300-400 degrees F if I remember right.
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