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#1 Tabs1968

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 04:40 PM

Hi all, my top engine steady bolts have snapped off from engine block, how big of a job is this,regards.



#2 Tabs1968

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 04:41 PM

Hi all, my top engine steady bolts have snapped off from engine block, how big of a job is this,regards.



#3 nicklouse

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 05:03 PM

Depends on how badly they have gone and what tools you have and where the engine is at the moment.

Minispares do do a repair kit that bypasses both bolts.

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 05:16 PM

you could helicoil it

 

or

 

repair plate  http://www.minispare...ady repair.aspx



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Posted 05 August 2019 - 05:50 PM

There is a bodge you can do, but to do it properly you need to drill and HeliCoil it.

#6 nicklouse

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 05:58 PM

No mention of threads being pulled so why does it need helicoils?

#7 DeadSquare

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 06:35 PM

How tight were you doing them up when the snapped ?


Edited by DeadSquare, 05 August 2019 - 07:08 PM.


#8 Tabs1968

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 06:56 PM

Hi one snapped when i put engine back in,so i left it with just one bolt and whilst i was driving i heard it snap,regards

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 06:58 PM

Does the engine needs to be removed to repair it??

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 07:16 PM

You are a lucky fellow that the engine didn't jolt and duff the dizzy.

 

If your luck holds, try tapping a narrow screwdriver on the broken stub at 12 "O" clock, with a hammer, in an anti clockwise direction.






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