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Old 09-30-2003, 02:10   #1 (permalink)
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Urgently need advice!!!!!

G'day.

Really need some advice on this one.

I pulled off the fuel pump today after a carby "expert" pointed out that it was leaking (it's not, the carby-manifold gasket is). I went out and bought a clean pump off a wrecker, to cut a long story short, the one from the wrecker is stuffed and the old one is sweet.

BUT...

I overtightened the bolts and one of the fuel pump to manifold bolts has snapped off in the block.


I got the head of the bolt out and there's about 14mm of thread still attached. I cannot see myself being able to get the rest of the bolt out without taking the engine apart, but if I push a new bolt in I'll half a bolt smashing the insides of the engine.

I'm thinking of getting a new bolt with only 12-14mm of thread and locking that in behind what's left of the old one. Don't know how good an idea this is though.

Anyway I can't drive the thing until I have another bolt securing the fuel pump.

What do you reckon I should do?

Really need some help on this one.

Thanks,

Mike.
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Old 09-30-2003, 02:18   #2 (permalink)
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I'm thinking of getting a new bolt with only 12-14mm of thread and locking that in behind what's left of the old one. Don't know how good an idea this is though.
That should work ok, just don't overtighten it again.

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Depending on how the bolt has snapped you could try welding something to it then unscrew it. Normally the bolt bit will unscrew easily.
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Ever heard of an Ezy out? Might be worth a try.
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Never seen this brand but similar idea to an ezyout, hope that helps. http://www.recoil.com.au/p_range_DrillOut.asp
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Got an ezy out this morning. I'll be giving it a go this evening.
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