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Old 11-12-2004, 01:36   #1 (permalink)
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stripped head bolt ****!

I was going to take the cylinder head off my engine today and on the seventh head bolt it stripped, how do I go about trying to remove it? I think it was already burred a little as when I did my cam a while ago one of the rocker bolts where also damaged so I replaced it (8 bucks from ford). It was going to JMM tomorrow but I think that will be put on hold.
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Old 11-12-2004, 01:46   #2 (permalink)
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Re: stripped head bolt ****!

ON my xd the head of a bolt that held down the rocker cover snapped off, i haven't fixed it yet but i was was told of something, cant remember the name, that you drill into the bolt to pull it out
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Old 11-12-2004, 01:59   #3 (permalink)
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OK thanks I'll look into it, a mate told me about something but you have to hit the bolt hard and being alloy head I don't really want to.
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Re: stripped head bolt ****!

you could try some easi outs - You drill a hole and screw the tapered tool in anticlockwise i think then attach a spanner etc and unscrew it normally

Or you could weld a socket on or bash a smaller socket over the head of the bolt
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Re: stripped head bolt ****!

It happened to me too. I just used a grinder with a cut off disc to remove the head off. When I pulled the head the bolt just threaded out by hand due to it no longer being in tension.

Using an easy out on a head bolt would be a waste of time, you will most likely snap it before you even budge the bolt. The only other sure fire way would be to weld a larger nut to the bolt head.
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Re: stripped head bolt ****!

How would you grind it with flared bolts?

I tried a socket but it won't fit and I don't wanna hit it to hard.

A mates dad said it is to close to shit to weld a socket or bolt to it.

Another person said drill the centre of the bolt out but I don't really wanna risk it.

The easy out might be the way to go if it can hold to 55nm of torque.

Thanks for the responses guys.
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Old 11-12-2004, 02:27   #7 (permalink)
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Re: stripped head bolt ****!

I highly doubt an easy out will work, you could try hammering a single-hex socket onto it and using a BIG leverage bar, if that fails, grind the head off
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Old 11-12-2004, 02:50   #8 (permalink)
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I have been told of something that grips the bolt the more you try it so it looks like I'll buy it tomorrow and take it off then, I'll let everyone know how I go, but again any other ideas would be much appreciated.
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Re: stripped head bolt ****!

I take it you mean the head of the bolt is rounded?
Just ger a bigger nut that will go over the top of the thread, then weld it on, and use the Big nut as the new bolt head.
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I have been told it's to close to everything to weld
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