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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-25-2006, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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broken intake bolt

Hello everyone. This is not my usual group, but I searched with no real luck. My buddy has a 95 Bronco with the 351. He has had a small anti-freeze leak for a while and while doing other things decided to re-torque his intake bolts. He discovered that the very front right side bolt was sheared off, most likely in the head. Here's the question. Can you e-z out the bolt without re-moving the head? Not sure if the threads run all the way through to a coolant passage or what. If anybody has run across this, He could sure use some help.
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Re: broken intake bolt

anyone? I'd hate to take off the head for no reason. Someone has to have been through this before.
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Re: broken intake bolt

Is it sheared off at the head or at the intake. If it's at the intake I'd take it off and try to soak it in some PB blaster or other penetrating oil for like 24 hrs. Then I'd try a pipe wrench. If it's sheared off in the head then I don't see any other choice but to try and ez out the bolt. Did he use a torque wrench? The torque settings are pretty light for intake bolts. Rusted Bolts are more prone to the water pump area. It's a good idea to replace coroded bolts when you have them pulled. Good idea but like alot of folks I reuse them as well.
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Re: broken intake bolt

It was broke off in the head. We removed the upper and lower intake and went the ez-out route. The problem was that we didn't drill all the way through the bolt for fear of dropping metal shavings inside the block. That's why I asked my original question. Two broken ez-outs ( not the cheap ones either) and a handfull of drill bits got the little sucker out. We used all new bolts putting it back together. Thanks for the input Big Norm.
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