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post #36 of Old 10-08-2012
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Re: Advice on removing snapped s/s bolts from alu block

I've had this exact problem. I've tried most of the solutions posted here, including an oxy-mapp torch.

The thing that worked in the end: an arc welder.

There's corrosion between the bolt and the surrounding aluminum. It's frozen in place.

The current from the welder broke it free in under a second.

Take it to a shop with a welder. Ask them to pull the bolt.

1975 Tartan 30 Competition Rig
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