|10-23-2010 07:58 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 07:23 PM|
|markharmon||Use nut welded to bolt not another bolt.|
|10-23-2010 04:00 PM|
|10-22-2010 09:10 PM|
|minigfather||if the head snapped off then i dont see why the valve cover wouldnt just lift off?|
|10-22-2010 04:31 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 03:52 PM|
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 10:22 AM|
|10-22-2010 07:02 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 07:57 PM|
|NateD||damn torque wrench :/|
|10-21-2010 07:56 PM|
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 07:15 PM|
|wasomma||that blows dude you might have to drill it out|
|10-21-2010 06:38 PM|
|10-21-2010 05:29 PM|
|10-21-2010 04:47 PM|
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..