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    broken bolt in ride plate

    I was putting new antifreeze in and after bleeding the ride plate, i screwed in bolt and it broke off right at tightest point. what a pita!!!
    Whats the best way to get the rest out?
    drill small hole and use an ease out???? do they make an ease out that small??
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    R U Talking About The Coolant Drain Plug? If So I Bet A Left Hand Drill Bit Will Get It Out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbo Todd View Post
    R U Talking About The Coolant Drain Plug? If So I Bet A Left Hand Drill Bit Will Get It Out.
    Yes, that is what i am talking about. Can you get a left hand bit at lowes or homedepot?
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    Not Sure But I Would Think So.

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    http://www.mytoolstore.com/hanson/hanson.html

    Look into Irwin Tools. Lowes sells Irwin, however, I did not see the on Lowe's website. --jpe

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    ok, I went to the stealership today and my buddy who is manger of boat shop let me take there set of left hand bits and some ease outs. I just hope it works.

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    Let us know how it goes. --jpe

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    Its amazing what the right tools will do.
    Used #2 bit (5/32) in snapon extractor kit.
    Just took a little time and she came right out.

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    Glad you got it out. On a lot of these bolts, it's best to use a little heat to break the loc tite. Some of the bolts are pretty soft & they break off easily. I like to use a sodering iron.

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    get a heat gun for those bolts and other tight ones....every garage should have one....

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