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    Broke head off bolt

    During the instalation of the R&D grate on my T-X I over tightened the middle bolt on the rear of the grate and broke it off!!!

    No what? Is it unsafe to water test it? If I like it I don't plan on taking it off anytime soon. Never tried to remove a broken bolt before. I thought I needed to keep tightening as the head of the bolt was not quite flush yet...


    Dumb ass me!

    BTW... the P-X install went much smoother...

    Ed
    Last edited by 12timeworldchamps; 05-29-2008 at 06:41 PM.


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    Get a bolt extractor. They can be found at the hardware store with the drill bits. You drill a hole into the bolt and the extractor screws into the hole you drilled in a reverse thread pattern, so when it tightens up, it backs out the broken bolt. Less than $10. I've used these on a lot of bolts and they work great.

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    Thanks a bunch!

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