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post #1 of 34 Old 08-15-2007, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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AHHH!!!! lol, i need help big time

Im hoping u guys will respond tot his sooner then TGO because i need advice

The CAm thrust plate bolts just snapped into the block.

I want to drill and tap them ( ideas/thoughts)

I NEED the car running by next week. and i cant afford to pull the motor for a machine shop

now since i was doing a cam swap i got plenty of room for a drill etc

and i need advice and opinion urgently, i was planning on having the intake installed today, i guess i was wrong! lol
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post #2 of 34 Old 08-15-2007, 09:48 PM
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Oh man sorry to hear that.

Be very carefull drilling on that.

I broke a valve cover bolt in my head 3 weeks ago. A freind of mine said he could get it out by drilling it. Well the drill bit was going in strait then it just broke. After working for a few hours to get the bit out I decided just to take it to the machine shop. Turns out the reason it broke was because when the bit went in it went strait for about 1/4" then it turned to the softer metal and bent the bit and thats why it broke. Turns out it drilled thru the original threads and messed them up. It took me a week to get it back from the machine shop, they had all kinds of trouble with it because of the drill.

I don't know what to tell you to get it but be carefull so you don't get in the mess I got into.

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post #3 of 34 Old 08-16-2007, 04:53 AM Thread Starter
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yeah, the thing is there so small i dont think i can get a helicoil on one


cant i buy a drill bit to ez it out?
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I don't know, I don't have any other experience getting one out. Thats why I let my freind work on mine. Good luck, I hope all goes well with it.

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I'd get an EZ out on it. Should be able to back it out without having to drill. Most Autozones sell them and They work pretty good. I've removed water pump and exhaust manifold bolts with them before.

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that sounds like what I needed on mine.

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I've used an EZ-out on a snapped off header bolt on my Camaro.
I was lucky on the location, front drivers side bolt, easy access.
Worked really good for me.

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Hey guys, im at work(on break), and one of my buddys happened to have a extractor set and a reverse drill bit, and a cordless drill!

So, im gonna borrow that from him and hope that i can get those things out easily. Good thing i work At a dealership as a intern tech. Other wise i wouldnt have been so lucky to have 4 people with 70k in tools !

One other question though, i was curious as to if there was a gm database for the size of the bolt, because of the length of the bolt it may not be able to help me get a new one. Im sure i could go over to my gm building in parts and find out but i bothered them alot yesterday for a ball washer ( think that was the name) for the rocker arm lol. And id prefer not to irritate them further, although i will tomorow if u guys dont know one, or hopefully the bolt will come out easy enough that itll not be killed and i can just go match it.

Either way, thanks a bunch guys as u have responded alot faster then TGO and helped me calm down a bit after freaking out lol!
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Yeah, a GM dealer is the easiest bet for a bolt like that.

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post #10 of 34 Old 08-16-2007, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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... well i just tryed the extractor, no go it wouldnt bite and chopped a little material out

so now, im up for new ideas, i even tryed the drill bitbut it wouldnt go in straight

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