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Old 05-21-2010, 05:09 AM   #1
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Default HELP! Snapped throttle body bolt :(

Well in the midst of returning my car to stock I did something really stupid.









Well am I screwed or what ? These bolts are really small. I can handle average stuff but this is out of my league. I'm hoping the manifold doesn't have to come off.
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Old 05-21-2010, 05:18 AM   #2
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take a dremel with a thin cutting wheel and cut a slot into the bolt, making a flat head screw, then use a flat head screwdriver to remove it.

I would cut right through the highest part to have the most material to grab with teh screwdriver.

Don't be afraid to cut into the manifold a tiny bit, it's gonna "hurt" it.

Put some penetrating lube on it first to make it easier to come out.

Also if you have torch of some sort, maybe heat it up a little.
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Old 05-21-2010, 05:24 AM   #3
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Interesting idea. I hope you meant it's not going to hurt it.

What are my options if that doesn't work? I'm a little worried a screw driver might strip it because there's not much material there.
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Old 05-21-2010, 05:36 AM   #4
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vice grips? or you can get an easy out tomorrow and drill out the center of it
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Old 05-21-2010, 05:42 AM   #5
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Will an easy out work on something that small?
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Old 05-21-2010, 05:51 AM   #6
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Too small for vise grips.

I'm sure they sell some sort of bolt extracting kit at harbor freight.

Push comes to shove, you drill out the middle of it and it will unscreww real easy.

Yes, I meant NOT hurt it, sorry.
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Old 05-21-2010, 11:33 PM   #7
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I am one lucky mother****er! Last night I shot the stud with PB blaster just once in anticipation for the eventual attempt to remove this.

I was just discussing the issue with my mechanic friend over the phone and for some reason I felt compelled to try loosening it by hand, it came right out . The Pb really helped because when I initially tried with some pliers yesterday it wouldn't budge.
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