1993 All Other Makes Recreational Vehicles Repair Question
Asked on January 19, 2011
K this is not a car question its a motor question im currently rebuilding a lawn tractor its sweet but when i noticed my headgasket hole on the one cylinder 'theres two on the motor" and i took off the head and snapped off two bolt heads... the one i tryed to tap out and failed horribly and the other i have like 1/2 inch to work with but its stuck... ive tryed the wax trick, ive used 4 types of penetration blast and wd40 , i heated the block around the bolt and tryed to slowely torque it out but it wont budge after a solid 45min and i even tryed vicegrips and even a monkey wrench but IT WILL NOT BUDGE... do you have any ideas?
Replied on February 7, 2011
a good penetrating oil like kroil, pb blaster, heat, when all else fails cut it off flush- center punch the middle drill out the bolt, repair the threads. ( heli-coil ) if you are worried about getting true center of the hole, spend the money and have a machine shop do the work. Probally cheaper than the block......