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Old 04-30-2005, 19:01   #1 (permalink)
george
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taurus water pump bolt

hello,

I've got a '93 taurus. While replacing the water pump, one of the small 8
mm bolts broke. I'm looking for an alternative to lifting the engine to get
a drill down there. One thought I had was just skip the bolt and use an
extra strength permatex... is that a stupid idea?

thanks,
- george


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Old 04-30-2005, 20:01   #2 (permalink)
Jim Warman
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Re: taurus water pump bolt

Yes, that is not a good idea.... If it is a case of overtightening the bolt,
many times the head will break off leaving enough to catch with a small vise
grip. If the bolt is cross threaded, all bets are off.. I can't recall how
much clearance there is but it is possible a careful tech with a right angle
drill and a short bit might help. If you mooch the tools, it is essential to
drill ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE CENTRE of the bolt to avoid damaging the
existing threads.

HTH

"george" <news@digisoftinc.com> wrote in message
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> hello,
>
> I've got a '93 taurus. While replacing the water pump, one of the small 8
> mm bolts broke. I'm looking for an alternative to lifting the engine to

get
> a drill down there. One thought I had was just skip the bolt and use an
> extra strength permatex... is that a stupid idea?
>
> thanks,
> - george
>
>



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