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Old 13 Jul 2008, 05:16 pm
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so yesterday i was working on my f22 honda accord and i was putting the valve cover back on and i tightened it a little too much and it snapped the bolt so i was wondering how to take the broken bolt out of there
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Old 13 Jul 2008, 05:31 pm
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Well, if there's a little piece of the bolt sticking out, you can get a grip on it with a pair of locking pliers. If it's broken below the surface, you'll need an easy out of some sort. You can get them at hardware stores or auto suply stores. Sears makes a really good set. You'll have to drill a hole in the bolt to use the easy out method so use a cloth, and maybe a magnetized tool to keep any shavings out of the engine. You can run the magnet around the work area when your done or use a vacuum. You're going to suck some oil so don't us your wife/mom's vacuum. You must have really gotten carried away to break that bolt. They don't need much tightening, as you now know.
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Old 13 Jul 2008, 06:01 pm
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Hey there! Remove the valve cover completely. If you can still see part of the broken shaft try to use a vice grip with a narrow nose. Carefully turn it if you can. If not another remedy is if you can weld the end to a rod and turn it. It happened to my Honda Civic and I was able to remove it but do it carefully. Next time use a torque wrench and get the specific max torque needed. Never overtighten.
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Old 13 Jul 2008, 06:16 pm
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If it's broken off flush, use a drill bit with a left-hand twist (any good hardware store). The threads will not have much drag on this bolt. Clean any shavings out of the head with a good magnet.
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Old 13 Jul 2008, 06:31 pm
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If you had balls to take off the valve cover off, then I assume that the broken position is too close to block to difficult to vise grip out.You have now have choice of drilling out or drilling through. For your case, I would just close em up and drive to nearest machine and have them make the call.Either way, what you would do is take a large garbage bag, cover the entire cylinder block except the broken bolt. Then for drilling out, you drill a small hole in the center, about 1/16" deep, and use easy out.For drilling though, you just take a drill that is little bit larger than bolt, and completely drill the entire bolt. Then tap a new hole using larger size, and drive in a thread repair kit of the same size.For beginner, drilling through is easier, but requires multiple tools. Your best bet is just take the car to a machine shop and have them do it. Last time HI had my machines remove a 6mm distributor cap mounting bolt out of block, and cost me only $35.
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