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Old 05-02-2013, 10:17 PM   #37
snapmarc
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Join Date: Mar 2012
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Atlanta
Vehicle:
2012 WRX 5-Door
Dark Metallic Gray

Default Broken Bolt Update

So, regarding that broken bolt. The fix was simple.

I used an 8.3mm bit and simply drilled through the sheet metal.

I used a string bar magnet to catch and clean up all of those nasty metal shavings. The magnet worked beautifully. See photo...

Then I used an 8mm flange bolt and an 8mm flange nut.

A perfect fix that's probably stronger than the factory threaded screw thats welded to the car.

Here is a photo of the fix as well...

the fixed bolt....


the magnet with all of the shavings...
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