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10-23-2010 08:58 PM
minigfather yeah...def just weld a nut if to the top of it. but for best results i would try to get the cover off 1st then mess with what left of the bolt. maybe some light taps from a rubber mallet or a light dead blow hammer will knock it loose...GL w/ it...
10-23-2010 08:23 PM
markharmon Use nut welded to bolt not another bolt.
10-23-2010 05:00 PM
Garyk
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Originally Posted by minigfather View Post
if the head snapped off then i dont see why the valve cover wouldnt just lift off?
I agree , if the head is snapped off the bolt, the cover should come up. It may be stuck because of the RTV(if you use it) I know I have a helluva time getting the cover off, takes a while being careful not to damage the cover or gasket surface. Did you try prying lightly near the bolt to see if the cover would lift off. Sometimes you have to run a sharp blade under the cover to break the RTV seal.
10-22-2010 10:10 PM
minigfather if the head snapped off then i dont see why the valve cover wouldnt just lift off?
10-22-2010 05:31 PM
NateD well the valve cover is stuck on that broken bolt, and i don have room to turn it, so off to lowes for a tap and die
10-22-2010 04:52 PM
Garyk If you take the valve cover back off you should have enough thread to get it out.
The proper torque on those is around 55 inch pounds which is about 6 foot pounds. I just snug them by hand, too tight and you squeeze the gasket or RTV out..Don't weld a bolt, spot weld a nut...
10-22-2010 11:22 AM
NateD
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Originally Posted by markharmon View Post
My mechanic showed me a trick that might work. If you have enough of the bolt sticking up you can slide or screw a nut on it and weld nut to broken bolt. If you can, then you have a surface to grab with a wrench and extract the bolt. Just be careful of heat and any metal in area.
I almost have enough room to weld that head back on.. so just weld another bolt to the top eh? sounds a lot better then having to drill that crap out . Just hope the weld doesn't snap..

Thanks
10-22-2010 08:02 AM
markharmon My mechanic showed me a trick that might work. If you have enough of the bolt sticking up you can slide or screw a nut on it and weld nut to broken bolt. If you can, then you have a surface to grab with a wrench and extract the bolt. Just be careful of heat and any metal in area.
10-21-2010 08:57 PM
NateD damn torque wrench :/
10-21-2010 08:56 PM
NateD well i ran the engine for a few second to see if it starts, it seems to be running better then before the gasket swich/clean, oh and i stuck a crewdriver i where the bolts snapped and the broken part is poking out.


The bolts, normal and broke.
10-21-2010 08:15 PM
wasomma that blows dude you might have to drill it out
10-21-2010 07:38 PM
chensley sucks.
10-21-2010 06:29 PM
Garyk No
10-21-2010 05:47 PM
NateD
Snapped a bolt...

Its on the back of my valve cover, snapped about 2 or 3 cm off and the head, is whats left of this bolt still keeping my valve cover sealed tightly
ill have pictures tonight, gotta go to math class..

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