[Vwdiesel] Broken Power Steering Bolts
h_hagar at prcn.org
Fri Aug 6 21:00:32 EDT 2004
I know exactly what Val Christian is saying --- I have the same kind of torches.
Airline torch ---incredible small torch ---that can be used on the smallest
It is Oxy-acetylene and the pin point heat is it. Very few people here have them
so we have to concentrate on other methods.
Yes I do use it at times --- and heat and cool and heat and cool ---works.
Vibration and hammering and heat works. So be patient.
I still get nightmares no matter what. Lets face it if it is stuck you have to do a bit of
magic. Left hand drills and taps are great --but who got those ?. (besides me?)
And James Hansen ?.
My preference are those four cornered outs , not the left hand thread things.
The left hand threads ones are fine for big bolts --- but they will expand if tightened
on small bolts and that is NO GOOD.
Most of you know what we are talking about , but I still have nightmares.
I would change a camshaft before doing a broken bolt in water-pump. Old Rabbits
can be nasty little critters. Ask me.
PS: use thread lube ALL the time.
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