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Old 07-22-2018, 09:36 PM   #21
als00328ci
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So I finally received my new extraction bits which I found were very solid and meant for high torque applications. They are so strong that I unfortunately broke the bolt ear since I drilled the pilot hole extremely off center and off perpendicular. At this point, it looks like I have no choice but to remove the engine and now I have to also figure out how I can fix the broken bolt hole and the remaining stuck bolt. I'm wondering if I can get an epoxy or possibly weld it and retap the hole.
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