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Old 01-16-2016, 01:24 PM
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Default Stripped out head bolt, help needed.


2006 Frontier
6 Speed

I have a rounded hex head bolt.
All head bolts were loosened on passenger bank 1/8 turn or less.
Exhaust side #3 head bolt has rounded out on 2nd round of loosening head.

Al bolts were very difficult to break and show signs of the fight. (new bolts will be used)
I should of gone a full 1/4 turn on each bolt but i stopped on "click". Figured i would take time switching loosening the bolts. Next pass I rounded it out.

I don't have a welder
tried next size up sae but scared to hammer in on head what i think will get it in.
tried to get the Irwin bolt extractors but I need a deep walled and the kit that i was able to get wasn't big enough width wise. I do think they make an extension deep walled kit that has wider extractors. Thinking if i should order it.

I can drill it out but these bolts are torqued down really hard even after I was able to break the seal on the 1st attempt.

I have never used a bolt extractor with this much torque.

I've seen where they cut bolt head off with dremel.
But will that possibly warp head after the bolt head pops?
And is there even enough room in there.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:37 AM
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One option would be to tighten all the bolts back up in order to spec. Then cut the head off the bad bolt. Then loosen the rest of the bolts in the correct order and finally remove the head after disconnecting everything else (manifolds timing chain, etc.). With the head off you should have enough left of the shank of the bolt to be able to remove it. I would use a penetrant like kroil first and wait a little. A stud removal tool might work here; or if there are enough threads put two nuts on and tighten them together and remove by loosening the bottom one.
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Old 06-16-2018, 08:05 AM
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Snap on has deep extractor sockets.
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bolt, head, needed, stripped

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