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post #4 of (permalink) Old 04-21-2004, 02:45 PM
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Re: stripped and seized bolt - how to remove

Heat up the case around the bolt, not the bolt. The idea is to get the case to expand around the bolt and hope the changing sizes will break it loose. If you just put the heat on the bolt it'll try to expand in the hole. You have to be very careful not to get it too hot if it is an aluminum case.
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