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broken WP stud deep in housing

Discussion in 'Elite Explorer 911!' started by tkeller, December 29, 2004.

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    1. tkeller

      tkeller New Member

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      Was in the final throws of installing water pump and one of the studs snapped. The break point is about 1 1/2" in from the top surface. Any ideas on how to get something in that far to get it out.
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      You are going to have to drill it out. If there is no way to grab hold of it from the outside, that is about your only alternative.

      Use a cobalt drill bit - try a left-handed bit (availiabe in good hardware or some auto parts places) they sometimes will back out the stud while drilling.

      If they don't, you can next try an easy out - but go easy - you don't want to break one of them off in there - they are majorly hard and impossible to drill. If it feels like the easy out is not getting it done, drill it all the way - and for the correct size - then re-tap the threads. As a last resort, if the hole is really buggered - you can go up in size one size (might have to ream out the WP boss) and/or insert a thread repair kit.
       

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