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 Post subject: Head bolt issues! Please help
Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:13 pm 
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Hey guys, so I've started on replacing my head gasket, I've gotten to the stage where I remove the head bolts, and noticed that one of the bolt heads has been rounded off (I'm guessing that they have been changed previously) any idea on how I would be able to get that bolt off? I'm not wanting to grind edges onto the bolt for obvious reasons

 

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 Post subject: Re: Head bolt issues! Please help
Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:21 pm 
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Get a slightly smaller socket an drive it onto the damaged head bolt. Refit the other bolts around it to take the tension off the damaged one, then just undo the others when the bolt is out. Be careful when driving it on so you don't miss.
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 Post subject: Re: Head bolt issues! Please help
Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:31 pm 
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Get a short heavy punch/drift.....about 19mm in diameter, and about 150mm long.
Sit this on top of the rounded bolt, and give it a few good whacks with a 2 lb hammer.
This will shock the bolt into letting go of the cyl head at the flange of the bolt.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Head bolt issues! Please help
Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:02 am 
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thanks guys, will give that a go, hopefully get it off :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Head bolt issues! Please help
Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:30 am 
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IF you really get stuck, buy a cheap socket and weld it to the bolt.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Head bolt issues! Please help
Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:28 pm 
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tickford_6 wrote:
IF you really get stuck, buy a cheap socket and weld it to the bolt.

That's my next option

 

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 Post subject: Re: Head bolt issues! Please help
Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:55 pm 
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Ctchme wrote:
tickford_6 wrote:
IF you really get stuck, buy a cheap socket and weld it to the bolt.

That's my next option


It works every time.

 

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