Where there's a will, there's a way.Nah man, I didn't think my hand would fit in! Decided to squeeze it in and I barely fit with my wrench in my hand lol
SUCCESS!!Where there's a will, there's a way.
I'm working on a stubborn 13 mm bolt that refuses to move. Only suppose to be 40 ft. lb. of torque on it but some wacko with an impact wrench torqued it up to 140 ft. lb. (just a guess, but likely close). I'm thinking about drilling the head off it. Should be about 3/16" of bolt sticking out after the torque is released (bolted part is that thick). Vice grips can get hold of that. Nut remover and impact wrench has failed so far. The washer is part of the bolt head, all one piece.
I'll leave you guys to guess what bolt it is.
Anyway, I getting a fresh nut remover this evening or tomorrow.
Worse case scenario - weld a nut on. Not in the best location to weld though.
I've done that for screw holes in door jambs in our house.Like when you strip out a screw hole on a Steinway Piano... you jam some tooth picks in the gouge, break them clean/flush, and then ram the screw back in. As the screw penetrates the picks, it will expand in the hole and you achieve a friction fit and form new threads.
Glad to have been some help for a change...
I know you've solved the problem by now, but just so you know, one can buy individual taps of whatever size you need. And no, an old bolt will not tap threads in anything harder than plastic.Is there any cheapo way to tap it without buying a kit? Like using an old bolt as a tap? lol
Ever use a chaser when replacing spark plugs?I've had a tap and die set for years, it got a lot of use on older cars with stripped out threads. Also have a thread chaser kit when working on parts that haven't been unbolted before or in a long time and need the threads cleaned out, like intake and head bolt holes.
Only a couple times that I remember. First time on my GTO when it had 100k miles (I had just bought it), and another time on the used heads I had bought and cleaned up. I don't use a ton of anti-seize on the plugs, so they thread nearly all the way in by hand.Ever use a chaser when replacing spark plugs?
I've changed a ton of spark plugs and never used a chaser.Only a couple times that I remember. First time on my GTO when it had 100k miles (I had just bought it), and another time on the used heads I had bought and cleaned up. I don't use a ton of anti-seize on the plugs, so they thread nearly all the way in by hand.