So i'm putting my rear axle back together and i was screwing in one of the bolts and i guess the thread was bad in that one particular hole. I didn't think much of it and just force screwed it in and the head broke off. :mad: I tried drilling it out.... didnt work. i thought hmm maybe if i screw in another screw it would re thread the hole... nope i broke the second bolt and now im back to square 1 :banghead:
was it a high speed carbide bit?? If not...try that.
08-17-2010 02:19 PM
yea it was. im so frustrated i cant think!! I got a dana 35 in my rear with no lockers just so i can get around but i want my 44 back on so i can go off-road and tear some mountains up
08-17-2010 02:24 PM
Put some RTV there and call it a day.:punk:
08-17-2010 02:29 PM
It wont leak or anything with all the 4 wheeling? i was thinking about that but i wasn't sure.
08-17-2010 03:04 PM
It should hold. As long as the breather on your axle is working I don't see the RTV giving way. I've seen diff covers that need to be hammered off because of all the RTV some goons use. RTV would really be a last ditch effort though. I think you should be able to extract the broken bolt.
08-17-2010 03:14 PM
how should i try and extract the bolt? i dont want to destry whatever thread is left
08-17-2010 03:20 PM
something similar to this maybe :)
Theres a few different ones out there
The key to using an easyout/extractor is to drill your first hole STRAIGHT and centered. Use a center punch to make the initial dimple. Use a new bit, low speed, and penetrating oil so you don't burn the bit up.
08-17-2010 03:33 PM
Why didnt i think of that! awesome ill g buy a set right now