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Wvocrazy 05-04-2012 11:35 AM

Motor mount bolt
The 8mm Allen head bolt stripped. Anyone else have this problem? And an easier solution than a grinder?

gastropodus 05-04-2012 01:02 PM

I haven't had this problem, so this is off the top of my head, but I wonder if you could find an appropriately sized easy-out screw extractor that you could tap into there and rotate it out. Normally, you have to drill a hole for the easy-out, but you've already got the hole with the Allen head opening.


Phillytwotank 05-04-2012 01:02 PM

Yeah. Pretty common problem. I used an "ez out" broken bolt/screw extractor thingy. A big one! Drill it, hammer the bit in slightly then screw out the striped bolt.

funola 05-04-2012 01:15 PM

Hammer in a torx bit that will fit tight into the stripped allen= no drilling!

rrgrassi 05-04-2012 04:13 PM

Snap on makes an allen extractor set.

Johnt49 05-04-2012 04:23 PM

A little heat on the aluminum arm wouldn't hurt either. Just don't set the rubber mount on fire!

anghrist 05-04-2012 04:30 PM

I will second the funola on the Torx bit method.

Drilling should be performed as a last ditch effort. The mount arms on the side of the engine block for that car will run you $300 from Germany.

Diesel911 05-04-2012 04:42 PM

It happens to Folks at least 4 times a Year; should be several threads on it.
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Wvocrazy 05-04-2012 05:12 PM

Thanks guys. I'm switching out with a standard bolt head.

rrgrassi 05-04-2012 06:50 PM


Originally Posted by Wvocrazy (Post 2931606)
Thanks guys. I'm switching out with a standard bolt head.

What size bolt head? Remember you will have to be able to get a socket up into the frame to get to that bolt head.

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