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  • Offline Aomezeiksel   nl

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    Unbolting front engine retainers
    on: Dec 02, 2023, 10.43 pm
    Dec 02, 2023, 10.43 pm
    Hello,

    Anyone has experience with unbolting the front engine retainer as shown below?
    I have to put my entire bodymass on the bolt to turn it only a bit (yes, anticlockwise). I suspect this is not how it should be? Could the owner before me have applied some locking paste to the bolt making it stay?
    I ask since I prefer not by mistake wreck the thread.


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    Re: Unbolting front engine retainers
    Reply #1 on: Dec 03, 2023, 06.46 am
    Dec 03, 2023, 06.46 am
    If you have a car jack, you could try putting it under the engine and taking its weight slightly to see if the bolt turns any easier.

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    Re: Unbolting front engine retainers
    Reply #2 on: Dec 04, 2023, 11.00 pm
    Dec 04, 2023, 11.00 pm
    Steel bolt directly into the Alloy of the engine cylinder. If it picks up its no end of tears to remove. On a previous Honda of mine, it sheared and had to be drilled out and a nut put on the back of the hole with a longer bolt.  :004: If you are feeling really brave, heating the engine case locally might make it possible to remove it without snapping it off.
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    Re: Unbolting front engine retainers
    Reply #3 on: Jan 14, 2024, 11.11 pm
    Jan 14, 2024, 11.11 pm
    *Originally Posted by Aomezeiksel [+]
    Hello,

    Anyone has experience with unbolting the front engine retainer as shown below?
    I have to put my entire bodymass on the bolt to turn it only a bit (yes, anticlockwise). I suspect this is not how it should be? Could the owner before me have applied some locking paste to the bolt making it stay?
    I ask since I prefer not by mistake wreck the thread.


    Did you manage to get that bolt out, I'm have same problems and I want to put an sump guard on . Any1 else having issue getting this bolt out or any tips on best way to get it out

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    Re: Unbolting front engine retainers
    Reply #4 on: Jan 15, 2024, 09.56 pm
    Jan 15, 2024, 09.56 pm
    Same issue here when wanting to put crash bars on so have left it be for time being.  Not sure about using an impact gun on a hollow bolt!  and was thinking of using an induction heater gun but they are not cheap.

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    Re: Unbolting front engine retainers
    Reply #5 on: Jan 15, 2024, 10.00 pm
    Jan 15, 2024, 10.00 pm
    Seems I was lucky being able to get all four bolts out using the method I described. I can imagine it being a real pain if aluminium threads got stripped.

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    Re: Unbolting front engine retainers
    Reply #6 on: Jan 16, 2024, 12.17 am
    Jan 16, 2024, 12.17 am
    *Originally Posted by Hound [+]
    Seems I was lucky being able to get all four bolts out using the method I described. I can imagine it being a real pain if aluminium threads got stripped.
    I must try jacking up the engine,  was also going to try it straight after a spin when the engine is hot

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    Re: Unbolting front engine retainers
    Reply #7 on: Jan 16, 2024, 12.28 am
    Jan 16, 2024, 12.28 am
    Didn't jack it up exactly... just took its weight, then a smidgen more. The bottom two were easier than the top two, even though the top ones had already been removed before to add Lust Racing crash protectors. (I was taking them off and putting on the R&G Adventure bars.)

     



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