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    Exclamation Help! Stripped thread!!!!!

    Sooooo... me and my father started yet another old pwc project.... today we were finally finishing up on our rebuild of what we like to call our lochness.... well the legend came back to haunt us as when after we cleaned out our carbonized heads and pistons, and were putting out head back on.... we used a tourque wrench to get each bolt to 22 ft lbs which the kawasaki 650/750 user manual states, and i dont know if it was a bad bolt or a bad torque wrench buuuuut... the bolt broke. what are we to do now???? how do we get it out? how do we go aobut getting a replacement for this lochness!!!!???? HELP! PLEASE!!! !!! we are just lost at this point.. you have no idea the frustration of rebuilding this jetski... everyday its just something new.




    below is a pic of the nasty sucker.... on the manual it is bolt #1..... and it never for to the 22 ftlb clicking noice the wrench is suppost to make.
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    screw it out, lock two nuts together if you have too buy another and reinsert it with loktite. . easy

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    Grab it with a pair of vice grips as close to the cyl as you can and screw it out, just be carefull not to damage the gasket surface.

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    will try it

    ok well we tried using some vice gripe... to no luck.... using two nuts wont work either... not enough threads to get both on there... going to a third option on welding a nut to the end of it to pull er out.... we'll see how it goes....

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    You can also grind some flat spots on the side of the stud so the vice grips get a better bite and dont spin.

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    Weld it like a t handle
    Or get a better vice grip.
    If you weld a nut on there you could use an impact air tool to remove

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Scotsman View Post
    Weld it like a t handle
    Or get a better vice grip.
    If you weld a nut on there you could use an impact air tool to remove

    thats what we are going for... trying it out in like an hour or so... will post updates on the situation... Thanks!

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    SO!

    so shes all fixed... we ended up welding a bolt to the top of that stripped stud... went to a local auto shop... got a new bolt as a replacement... torqued all thirteen nuts and now one bolt back on to 22 ftlbs.... and fired her up....



    to our surprise... she purs like an angry kitten haha!




    thanks again to all of those who helped and gave some great advice!

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    Did you use a bolt or a stud.
    A stud would be better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Scotsman View Post

    Did you use a bolt or a stud.
    A stud would be better.

    we know... but we are too lazy to wait for a specialty shop to order one for us.. we have a 650 spare engine laying around that we are planning to pull a stud from... the bolt is just a temporary fix! haha

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