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Re: Advice on removing snapped s/s bolts from alu block
Normally I'm pretty good at not snapping bolts, but this one snapped as soon as I touched the wrench. Clearly the previous re-builder felt it starting to go and left it like that. The second was pre-snapped for me. So I absolve myself of guilt in this case.
Somewhat encouraging me is the fact that a new block from Yamaha is $240 so I feel like I can have a go at this, take my chances, and if I screw it up I'll get a new block.
My guess is that unless the shop is desperate for work they would start at at least $100 to $200? A new block might be easier if you can't drill and tap it properly. Not sure about a heli-coil that size, it may depend on how much room there is around the hole?