[V8] Broken Wheel Bolts
irautenberg at comcast.net
Thu Jan 27 19:43:57 EST 2005
Two of them? Sheesh, Kneale. I dunno. I'd definitely try drilling into
them and then use an extractor as you have proposed.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kneale Brownson" <knotnook at traverse.com>
To: <200q20v at audifans.com>; <quattro at audifans.com>; <v8 at audifans.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2005 6:50 PM
Subject: [V8] Broken Wheel Bolts
> Anybody faced this before:
> http://www.pbase.com/kneale_brownson/image/39122017 Those holes you can't
> see through have broken-off ends of wheel bolts in them. The broken
> are at http://www.pbase.com/kneale_brownson/image/39121870
> I was wondering why I was hearing a strange noise.
> The Bolts were tightened by hand and torqued with a torque wrench, a
> process I've done many, many times. I checked bolt tightness again after
> about 100 miles of driving. Nothing was loose.
> Any guesses as to why the bolts broke?
> Any suggestions for removing the broken off stuff? Since taking the pix I
> have bathed them in Kroil. I have a set of those reverse drill bits with
> extractors. Do I need to be accurate in centering one of the bits? The
> exposed surfaces are uneven. Should I use the largest size I have?
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