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Old 06-28-2004, 05:12   #1 (permalink)
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Stripped headbolts...HELP!

What's the easiest way to get stripped headbolts out.

It's in an EA!

Would have thought the best way would be to weld the socket to the bolt but it keeps brealing the weld (cheapo stick welder)....don't wanna weld too much so the head gets melted. I've tried the "smash the 13mm on it method before with no luck.

Anyone???
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Re: Stripped headbolts...HELP!

Youve done what?
Stripped the thread? or rounded off the bolt head? or snapped the bolt?
Try an impact socket, these run off the flats not the corners of the bolt.
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Re: Stripped headbolts...HELP!

Weld a new nut on the top of the head of the old one. Then use an impact socket on it. That way your not welding right on the head surface and you'll have a nice new nut to try and grip onto.

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Re: Stripped headbolts...HELP!

also try using an imperial sigle hex socket but i think 13mm is one on its own. you can also try filing the head bolt so its not rounded and use a diferent size socket. dont weld the socket onto it do what the others said, well a new nut on top. also did you remember to belt the bolt heads with a hammer before trying to remove them? this makes them easier to crack the seal.
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Re: Stripped headbolts...HELP!

another way i've used successfully if to drill a small hole down the centre of the bolt(just deep enough that it's slightley lower than the head) and keep increasing the size of the drill bit until either a) there isnt much meat left so u can chisel the head off or b)drill to 12mm(bolt size) and the head comes off on it's own. then it's a matter of lifting the head over the "stud".
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Re: Stripped headbolts...HELP!

Cheers for the help all. It is the bolt head thats rounded off so I think i'll try welding a new nut onto the head first. Not too keen on the impact socket. Ive watched a mate smash the lip off his head before (rocker cover lip) ....looked pretty cool at the time but man was he pissed.
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Re: Stripped headbolts...HELP!

What Brett means when h says use an impact socet is that they are six sided.
These are the type of sockets you should use for head bolts anyway, there is less chance of rounding the bolt head than with a 12 sided socket.
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Gotcha. Already cracked 2x14mm impact style sockets. Gonna pop in to repco and pick up a heavy duty brand one. Cheers again all
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Mate where are ya... I have 1 you can borrow which is a proper impact socket..
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Re: Stripped headbolts...HELP!

You could also hammer the bolt so the seal is broken then grind the head off the bolt, then the head should just slide up...
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