How many foot lbs did you take that bolt?So, I need some advice from yall please. The reason I asked about the torque specs is, I found them online before asking yall and they were way off and I ended up breaking a bolt off in the intake manifold. It was the outer most bolt at the edge of the manifold closest to the thermostat.
I finally got time to go out today and take the manifold back off and of course the bolt is just below the surface of the hole and it broke with a jagged edge so I can't just drill it out.
I have seen YT videos of mechanics placing a nut over the broken bolt and welding through the nut and filling the nut up, letting it cool and then using a wrench on the nut to unloosen the broke bolt.
Problem is, I don't know anyone that can do that. I would have to tow the car to someone which would be pricey.
I CAN get my hands on a welder and attempt it myself, but, I have never used a welder before.
Also, the head appears to be aluminum. Can this even be done with aluminum heads? Am I creating a bigger problem than is worth it?
The car is just a beater, back and forth to work car, nothing worth spending a lot of money on. Should I just pull the head and take it to a machinist and let them get it out? Is it worth the risk of having broken head bolts and/or broken exhaust manifold bolts to even do that?
Thanks guys for any advice you can give. It is time to go have a beer or 3
I am not sure what to say about this but it happened. It was one of the last bolts being torqued to the 11ft lbs.No way that bolt should have broke with that little torque. You were torquing to low specs and the bolt breaks? Something here is not right.
11 ft lbs is no more than hand tight. That's when you just use the ratchet like it's a mini and don't use the handle.I am not sure what to say about this but it happened. It was one of the last bolts being torqued to the 11ft lbs.
I am an amateur, so obviously I screwed up somehow.