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Old 09-19-2014, 08:36 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Sometimes using the right wrong tool is better than using the right tool.

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Old 09-19-2014, 01:12 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Another thing to consider is that if a nut's rusted tight enough that using a normal socket* rounds it off, anything that grips tighter is likely to snap the bolt.

*That's the right size. Of course sometimes you have to deal with the result of someone using a too-big socket.
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Old 09-19-2014, 03:25 PM   #13 (permalink)
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What Old Mechanic sez, then:

https://www.google.com/search?q=nut+splitter
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Old 09-19-2014, 05:01 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Yes Freebeard, I have one of those, but it did not work when I needed it. Maybe this would not, either, but it is far smaller.
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Old 09-19-2014, 05:37 PM   #15 (permalink)
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As Ive been working on my 95 suzuki sidekick I found its actually easy to just break the bolts and go to lowes and buy some new grade 8 1.25 m12 bolts.
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Old 09-19-2014, 08:03 PM   #16 (permalink)
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...its actually easy to just break the bolts and go to lowes and buy some new grade 8 1.25 m12 bolts.
Sure, IF the bolt goes through whatever it's holding together, so you can push/drive out the broken parts. If it's a stud, you're SOL.
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Old 09-19-2014, 08:14 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I drilled out a broken exhaust manifold stud on my 83 ZX without removing the manifold. Hundreds of studs but that one was the hardest. Normally we pulled the manifold to check it for warpage. Did not even have to tap that one.

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Old 09-21-2014, 03:07 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Old 09-21-2014, 08:44 AM   #19 (permalink)
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One of the problems with those universal tools for removing stuck fastners is the fact they need a lot of clearance around the part in question. Many cases what I have is in a recessed location or requires removal of another part to get a better grab. This is where the dremel comes out. Once I got lucky and a blob of super glue helped. Im sure if you can weld that might be another ave to go.

PB Blaster also is the best spray for getting stuff loose. It looks like snake oil, but it works.

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Old 09-21-2014, 10:36 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I am on my second can of PB Blaster. I wonder what tools I will see for sale this Black Friday, etc. It seems that Amazon had sales for at least a month.


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