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Broken lower gearbox mount bolt removal?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by joebickerton89, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. joebickerton89
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    hi all finally able to cut my old broken lower gearbox mount off where the head's of the bolts snapped off now im left with this in the picture. any ideas on removing them?? thanks Tonbridge and Malling-20130224-00200.jpg Tonbridge and Malling-20130224-00200.jpg
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    Really common problem, best the soak it in wd40 or try and put some heat on it :)
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    im gonna soak it in some wd tonight then go have a go at it tommorow as for the left one im not to sure haha
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    +1 to the penetrating spray, plusgas is good or the 3in1 stuff.

    Is the other one snapped off too?

    Liam
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    ok dude cool both snapped mate i managed to cut the old mount off but now need to get these old bolts out of the frame so i can fit the mount
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    ive just had the same problem , yesterday got the mount off but one bolt has sheared of the other was come out ... how the hell do you get the sheared off one out ?????
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    Stud extractor socket...
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    Cut it flush and drill it out I would. Might take a while but should be doable.
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    No, don't cut it flush?! What a stupid thing to say.

    Penetrate it, and use the left over stud to get some purchase on it.
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    Cheers for the replies. It's snapped flush so looks like drilling and re- tap the hole. Happy days lol
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