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Old 10-05-2012
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Re: Advice on removing snapped s/s bolts from alu block

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Originally Posted by tommays View Post


You pretty much screwed yourself not using heat and patience in the initial tear down don't screw your self up even worse learning to drill out small SS bolts on something that will become JUNK if you get wrong as there is NO room for error
Well said, I have done a few and got lucky, but not with stainless bolts. As mentioned earlier, bite the bullet and take it to a good machine shop. I have done heli-coils but not on something that small. Suggest you put the cost of buying the heli-coil into letting the pros drill and re-tap.

Paul T
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