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EZ OUT removal

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stockk5, Jul 11, 2006.

  1. stockk5

    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Well i bought a dana 60 and both studs that hold the leaf spring on are snaped off clean at the housing. I drilled one out and tried an ez out and it snapped clean... . Now i was gonna give it to a friend w/ a machine shop that has some good drills and such, but how hard is it to actually drill out an ez out? Anyone got some good ideas on how to take the studs out completely so i can replace them? Thanks Mike
     
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    Very hard...your going to have better luck welding to it than drilling through it...
     
  3. BadBob

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    Yeah, unless you have some high dollar cobalt bits, you're not even going to scratch one of those things.
     
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    Good luck
     
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    Done it. Bought a Cobalt bit for like $30,but it worked.
     
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    given the size of the ez-out needed for a d60 stud, that would be 1 big/ EXPENSIVE bit SET (your not just going to drill 1 size hole, it has to be stepped) and cobalt is still going to have a hard time...
     
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    sounds like a job for the blue tool.......:doah:
     
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    Get a carbide burr tip for the dremel tool. I have went throught his and that is waht finally worked. That and a center punch with a good point and you can chip away at the EZ out. The carbid bit eats it pretty good, but it's still tedious work. Save up all your favorite cuss words for that day.:D
     
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    I broke on ez-out clean off in my exhaust manifold so now I only have 2 bolts holding on the collector. The ticking kinda pisses me off! :crazy: :mad:

    I have a good set of titanium drill bits, will those work?
     
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    Drill it and use a smaller, reverse-rotation ez-out. :waytogo: :D
     
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    pencil grinder to remove it. they get stuck on jets all the time and our maching shop usually uses a pencil grinder with a small rotary file to get them out.
     
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    BURN it out!..

    I use the oxyacetalyne torch to vaporize broken off taps and E-Z outs!!..they burn quickly and throw sparks like a sparkler,and they will be gone before the surrounding metal is hot enough to be damaged in most cases...I'd not be worried about harming the axle,its plenty thick there where the bolts go..

    I'd find someone who's good with a cutting torch,and have them blow it out of the hole...a machine shop might have a plasma torch that works even faster,but it'll cost you--but so will having someone try to mill it out with carbide tools,etc...:crazy:
     
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    Yeah, but you'll be there all day at it, and they won't be worth a crap when you're done.
     
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    A Carbide drill bit
    is what ya need
     

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