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Removing Seized or Broken Bolts

A Step-by-Step Video Guide to Removing a Seized or Broken Bolt[/B]

Dealing with a stubborn bolt? Here's how to get it threaded out.


If the bolt you're dealing with happens to have broken flush with the metal (as many are), things get slightly more complicated. Reckow uses a MIG welder to weld a nut onto the broken bolt, meshing them into one piece of metal. This allows him to use the nut as a grab point to twist out the fused bolt.

Reckow notes it's also good to have a steel brush handy to remove any surface rust or other gunk from the area you're about to heat up. Of course, a pair of safety glasses and heat-resistent gloves should be used. And if you're welding, have a good welding helmet handy.

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Driving Tips-https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f10...art-1-a-49665/
Moss Emergency Line-https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f10...cy-line-36631/
Bleeding Brakes- https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f10...-brakes-241138
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