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Old 05-04-2012, 10:35 AM
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Motor mount bolt

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

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Old 05-04-2012, 12:02 PM
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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.

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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.
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:15 PM
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Hammer in a torx bit that will fit tight into the stripped allen= no drilling!
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:13 PM
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Snap on makes an allen extractor set.
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A little heat on the aluminum arm wouldn't hurt either. Just don't set the rubber mount on fire!
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:30 PM
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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.
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:42 PM
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It happens to Folks at least 4 times a Year; should be several threads on it.
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Thanks guys. I'm switching out with a standard bolt head.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:50 PM
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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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