[Vwdiesel] broken stud

Gary Bangs gbangs at cfl.rr.com
Sat Jan 26 06:37:12 PST 2008

My favorite trick,
Is to heat it really hot with a torch, and then with a candle, melt it
into the threads going into the head.

This has saved my tail numerous times, it is truly amazing how well it


Sandy Cameron wrote:
> At 11:15 PM 25/01/2008 -0800, you wrote:
>> I was removing the water flange on the end of the Head on my Jetta today and
>> broke off the stud that secures the water pipe and flange.  There is about
>> one quarter inch sticking out.
>> I imagine its probably going to be a one time try so looking for suggestions
>>from someone who's been there.
> heat  the end of it with a small acetylene tip, to a dull red heat if possible, 
> Let it cool to harden a little, attack with vice grips, a new set with good
> jaws, if available
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