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    stripped lower block caps

    ok i was trying to remove the lower half of the engine block and i stripped the head.
    it's the one that looks like a cap with the torque . how can i remove the cap


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    I've had to tig weld square aluminum bar in order to get some out.

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    Drill a hole through the center then use an easy out. Put a little heat to it befor trying to remove it. Or you could weld a sqaure hunk of aluminum to it then use an adjustable wrench to remove it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOLD06RXP View Post
    Drill a hole through the center then use an easy out. Put a little heat to it befor trying to remove it. Or you could weld a sqaure hunk of aluminum to it then use an adjustable wrench to remove it.
    The heat works great just dont go crazy. I stripped a couple. Used a larger Torx socket and drove it in with a hammer. The aluminum is soft, use the heat also!

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    Great advise

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    It's that damned yellow loctite they put on those caps! The guy putting that junk on those caps at the factory must have been laughing while he did it, saying "these caps are NEVER coming back off!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Dood View Post
    It's that damned yellow loctite they put on those caps! The guy putting that junk on those caps at the factory must have been laughing while he did it, saying "these caps are NEVER coming back off!"
    You are correct sir

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    Atleast its the cap and not the bolt holding the bottom halves together. You don't want to strip one of those, especially one of the deeper ones.

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    Steve have u had that happen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skoepp View Post
    Atleast its the cap and not the bolt holding the bottom halves together. You don't want to strip one of those, especially one of the deeper ones.

    Best advice I can give on that scenario is to remove the inner main bolt first. When you take off all of the outside perimeter bolts the extra pressure is now concentrated on the mains. This make sit much harder to break them free and increases the risk of stripping the head of the bolt. Ask me how I know

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