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Broken bolt in head . . . .

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by spincast375, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. spincast375

    spincast375 1/2 ton status

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    Prior owner broke a valve cover bolt in the head. Please suggest easiest way to get it out. It's almost flush with the head. Valve cover leaks, but not at this bolt.
     
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    rodzzilla 1/2 ton status

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    First shot would be an easy out. Drill a pilot hole and thread it in. Might not hurt to heat the area around the bolt to expand the area incase of rust.
     
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    Like he said. But smaller bolts can be stubburn to get out. If you can't get it out with an easy out. You can drill it out larger and intall a heli coil.
     
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    After its out , go get some 1/4 " - 20 studs , that way you won't have to worry about it again after its heli coiled /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  5. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Weld a nut on top, and back it out like normal?

    If there's enough thread to center the nut on, you could then zap the center of the nut with weld ... minimal spatter/muss that way.

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