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    Broken bolt on pump.. Help..

    I was pulling the venturi off the pump on my '05 GTX sleeper project and broke one of the bolts that holds the venturi to the pump.. I tried everything at my disposal.. (torch,Vise grips and other tools) I can't get it to budge..I took it to a auto shop to see if they could help, his answer was "your not getting it hot enough"
    Anyone got a trick on this one?


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    I wouldn't think it would need heat, unless you're using red loctite, which you shouldn't be there. Have you drilled it and and used a broken bolt extractor?

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    Your not getting it hot enough! Did you ask him to show you how? Really though, if you have room to grip it with vice grips still( the real vice grip brand. not the cheap ones) you should be able to get it cherry red and remove the bolt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedskixp View Post
    Your not getting it hot enough! Did you ask him to show you how? Really though, if you have room to grip it with vice grips still( the real vice grip brand. not the cheap ones) you should be able to get it cherry red and remove the bolt.

    You making fun of my cheap vise grips?? You must have a shop cam hidden in my shop, how'd you know I had cheap vise grips?

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    Are you heating the bolt or the aluminum surrounding the bolt? If it was me, I would heat the aluminum and have vise grips on the bolt to act as a heat sink so the bolt doesn't expand as much as the aluminum. You might also hit it with some penetrating oil an hour or so before you heat it... Ron

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex13 View Post
    You making fun of my cheap vise grips?? You must have a shop cam hidden in my shop, how'd you know I had cheap vise grips?
    Dude cheap vice grips will never work. They twist and slip off the bolt as I'm sure you already have found out. Once you have real ones do as the king has stated.

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    I had an idea but nevermind, just pictured it...

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    try some "freeze off" and lots of heat....worst case may need to drill it out

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    King has the right answer...I have had this happen tons of times and the key is to heat and expand the outer diameter around the bolt,NOT the bolt. By heating the crap out of it your defeating the purpose of using heat.

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