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Bolt snapped in engine.... services?

VLSabo

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Hey guys,

Quick question, I was tightening bolt on my water pump and the bolt snapped in half, now i got a bolt thats too far in to use pliers to get out, and i cant use an easy out or else ill damage the inside tunnel of where the bolt goes into.

the bolt snaped on an angle, so if i use an easy out, will just kick off to the side.
anyone have idea,s or know of any decent priced services,

located in dandenong
 

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can you get at the bolt if you remove the pump?
 

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I did the same thing on a Datsun 120Y coupe about 15 years ago, after that just slapped on some silicone and put 1 bolt back in. It was fine for the next 5+ years till we sold it to the wreckers.

I know you probably wont want to do that but its a quick fix if you need to take it somewhere.
 

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would it leak though, seeing as its high pressured, if i use gasket glue or something similar.
 

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is using an extractor possible if you went and replaced it with the next size up bolt? You'd have to re tap it so probs not
 

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Depends on how far the broken bolt is to the next bolt either side. If there is too much of a gap then it will leak.

Show me a picture and i'll see.

VR38 made a valid point. Cant you get to the bolt if you take the pump off??
 

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Drill it out and retap the hole if you cant wind it out with an extractor. Be sure to drill a pilot hole first or youll be there for hours.
 

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Remove the water pump and you will probably find the bolt will be only finger tight. May need to use a flat blade screw driver if it broke flush with the block

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would a left-hand drill bit work to drill it out ?..
 
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