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Re: seized, broken bolt Boston

Take it to an auto shop with a MIG welder. Have them weld a 10mm nut on the end of the broken stud and immediately put an impact on it and spin it out. They should put the nut over the stud and weld through the hole. Fill it up. The weld won't stick to the aluminum but the heat will break the corrosion and allow the piece to come out. It might take a couple tries.
I was a Porsche mechanic. How many broken exhaust studs do you suppose that I've removed from aluminum and magnesium?
About $10,000.00 worth of profits over the years on this method, that's how many.
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