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Old 06-25-2017, 07:10 PM   #76
Grease Monkey
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I had a similar problem with the rear water plate bolts. Snapped 4 clean off in the block.
I ended up drilling through 3/4 of them, tapping a size up with no helicoil. The 4th one I tried using an easy-out, which snapped off in the bolt. I dont have anything that drills thru hardened tool steel. I ended up welding a nut on it, and it actually unscrewed the bolt after a few nut attempts. I put a thin layer of silicone on both sides of the gasket, I never want this to leak ever again.
Oh god what have I done??
My M60 V8 swap thread here
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