[Vwdiesel] Broken Power Steering Bolts

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Fri Aug 6 22:57:25 EDT 2004

> Left hand drills and taps are great --but who got those ?. (besides me?)
> And James Hansen ?.

  But this is the internet.  Now we can ALL have them.  I need to get a 
couple some time.   Left Handed Drill Bits'
  5 Pc Left Handed Drill Bit Set
 13 PC Left Handed Drill Bit Set  

> I would change a camshaft before doing a broken bolt in water-pump. Old 
> Rabbits
> can be nasty little critters.  Ask me.

  I usually have to do a couple broken bolts every time I do a water pump.  
Acetylene torch and vise grips save the day most of the time.  The rest 
get drilled, picked and chased with a tap.
  My favorite way of removing a busted bolt, if a little of it still 
protrudes, is 
to weld a nut on it with an arc welder.  Almost always comes right out.

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