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*help* snapped bolt



Stevej172

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172 ph1
I was dropping the fuel tank earlier and one of the bolts snapped.

Would people recommend using a bolt extractor or drilling the whole bolt out and retap the thread?
 

JamesBryan

ClioSport Club Member
  Titanium 182
All this for a PMS anti roll bar?

Try a bolt extractor, failing that yeah drill it... Ballache.
 

Stevej172

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172 ph1
Worse by snapping it more?

You'd just have to drill it then.
This was all what my neighbour just said who is a machinist.... he said if the bolt extractor snaps it's made of hardened steel so drilling is then a nightmare.
 

R3k1355

ClioSport Club Member
This was all what my neighbour just said who is a machinist.... he said if the bolt extractor snaps it's made of hardened steel so drilling is then a nightmare.
Yea drill out as much as you can then use an extractor, so if the bolt is 5mm diameter, drill out at least 4mm then use the extractor to get the remnants, should be a sliver of metal and the threads left.

A kit here
 

JamesBryan

ClioSport Club Member
  Titanium 182
This was all what my neighbour just said who is a machinist.... he said if the bolt extractor snaps it's made of hardened steel so drilling is then a nightmare.
Oh that type of extractor... Some reason i thought it had snapped off leaving some showing and you were going to use one of those ones that bite in and grab hold of what's left.
 

Amos91

ClioSport Club Member
That is weird, although I sprayed penetrating fluid a few days before all the fuel tank bolts were the nicest of the entire job. Lovely clean threads!
 


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