Thread: SC help back bolt head stripped
08-17-2007, 09:52 PM #1
SC help back bolt head stripped
I was taking my SC off to replace the ceramic washers and when i got to to the bolt on the back of the SC that goes through the block into the SC the 1/4" box wrench stripped the hell out of the bolt. I need to know if the block part that the bolt goes through is threaded or not. If not i can just cut the head off the bolt and slid the SC off but if not im in need of some serious help. Any ideas?
08-17-2007, 10:20 PM #2
it is not threaded just be careful. Might try some needle nose vise grips then change the bold for standard head bolts instead of the TORX ones
08-18-2007, 12:21 AM #3
Good luck removing it. The same thing happened to me and I had to cut it off and buy a new housing for the half that I cut off. I also replaced the bolts with hex bolts and washers. It makes removing the SC a 100 times easier to remove.
08-18-2007, 12:36 AM #4
thank you for the info i really appreciate it i didnt want to scre myself even more than i already had. Where did you get the replacement bolts so that they are normal and not hex?
08-18-2007, 12:55 AM #5
Any hardware store with a good selection of bolts should have SS metric bolts. If you are only running in fresh water, you can get away with regular steel metric bolts with no real issues. If not, the 07 S/C bolts have an 8mm hex head on them, and should be a direct replacement for earlier years, so you can get them at your dealer, but probably at twice what they should cost.
Its an M6-25 bolt
Last edited by zone 5; 08-18-2007 at 12:58 AM.
08-18-2007, 01:11 AM #6
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Cut it off and use visegrips and a little heat on the housing
08-18-2007, 01:00 PM #7
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