Broken Ex Manifold Studs
Nadjkovic Kraig A TSgt 552 CMS/MXMVC
Kraig.Nadjkovic at tinker.af.mil
Tue Dec 28 18:49:49 EST 2004
You can get left hand drill bits at Auto Zone, but unless I owed this guy a
HUGE favor, I'd have him have someone else do it. If you want to help him,
take the head off and point him in the direction of your favorite machine
From: quattro-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:quattro-bounces at audifans.com] On
Behalf Of sdewitt at stx.rr.com
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2004 5:31 PM
Cc: quattro at audifans.com
Subject: Re: Broken Ex Manifold Studs
Honestly, take the head off and pay a machine shop to do it. Unless the head
is clamped in a fixture and the studs are drilled exactly at the stud center
and sqaure with the head you will have problems down the road.
----- Original Message -----
From: DBF <dbf288 at eastlink.ca>
Date: Tuesday, December 28, 2004 11:41 am
Subject: Broken Ex Manifold Studs
> Good Day:
> I'm doing a favor for a buddy of mine, that is replacing the ex
> manifold gaskets on his '87 5k avant. As well, I would very much like
> to keep the head on the car.
> I knew what I was getting myself into, as #1 cylinder was missing both
> studs (broken) and #2 bottom was missing/broken as well.
> After I got the manifold off today, I discovered #2 bottom had
> something peculiar sticking out from the broken piece in the head.
> I've seen it before, an easy out that was broken off! Man they are
> hard. Good thing I can sharpen bits.
> Anyway, do any of you have pointers in removing the broken studs?
> I've done it many times before on 'merican iron, and I suspect the
> method is the same. I'm just a little leery about the aluminum head. I
> have a good VSR DeWalt 6 amp corded drill, but what I lack are right
> (or is it left, whatever the opposite twist bits are) twist bits. I
> have used these many times before and you can get lucky and remove the
> broken piece while drilling the hole for an easy out. Any
> pointers/thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks all,
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