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    Argh... 98 GSXL intake grate bolt broke (HELP!)

    Leading edge (ones that go into the hull) intake grate (stock) bolts broke off.
    I used a torch on them, i thought long enough, and started to back them out and after not even 4 turns of the wrench, they both snapped off. Any ideas on what I could do on these?

    Are these safe to drill and use an extractor on? Seem pretty soft so I don't know what good that is going to do...

    Next question is... what size bolt are these? thread wise....


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    well isnt this just about the biggest POS.. friggin broke off the &*(^*&*& easy out.... screw it.. off to the shop on monday with it.. Unless someone here knows of a way to drill through the broken extractor.......

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    oh suurrreeee!!!!! these freakin seadoo manuals are just freakin great.. there is absolutely nothing in there about removing the Canadien Flapjack eatin, lumberjackin, royal mounty of a nut on the inside of the hull....



    So.. disregard this now.. Got the flippin bolts out..

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkrdr View Post
    oh suurrreeee!!!!! these freakin seadoo manuals are just freakin great.. there is absolutely nothing in there about removing the Canadien Flapjack eatin, lumberjackin, royal mounty of a nut on the inside of the hull....



    So.. disregard this now.. Got the flippin bolts out..
    Man...I wished you would have posted before breaking out the torch. But at least you found the easy way!

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    I trust that you discovered that those bolts go all the way through the hull to a nut that is right under the PTO?

    If they break all you do is pull the silicone out of the way and take them out with a 10mm socket.

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    yeah got then out. One came out with the nut attached easily, other I had to use vice grips to get out.. Wont forget those again...

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    I had the same thing happen on my '02 GTX the second day I had it. I totaly freaked and then looked at the parts listing...

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