Author Topic: Broken/Snapped Engine Mounting Bolt  (Read 3721 times)

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Offline sire

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Re: Broken/Snapped Engine Mounting Bolt
Reply #8 on: July 13, 2018, 01:28:57 PM
I think a couple of posts misunderstand the Irwin extractors I was recommending. Try this link and zoom into the image so you can see how they work. They are primarily for rounded bolts. But if there's enough of the shaft left, you tap them on and unscrew them; they bite down as they are reverse threaded.

These were first recommended to me by a mechanic when I had a sheared bolt on a bike engine (he said: "It's what I'd use: you can either pay this place £75 or spend a few quid and have a go yourself"). Note, you can get them far cheaper than Wickes, and there's also an expansion set containing all the sizes you'll ever need.
Last Edit: July 13, 2018, 01:30:53 PM by sire


Offline Big Bob

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Re: Broken/Snapped Engine Mounting Bolt
Reply #9 on: July 14, 2018, 12:38:57 PM
Can  you post up a photo?


Offline TOY40

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Re: Broken/Snapped Engine Mounting Bolt
Reply #10 on: September 11, 2018, 08:16:07 PM
OMG what happened to the bolt, cant believe you left it hanging!! the story btw not the bolt.