I watched that a dozen times... tried the trick but it didn’t work. I have had luck in the past using Alphabet left handed drill bits just slightly smaller than the base of the threads. If the bolt didn’t catch, a dentist pick can turn out the remaining metal stuck in the threads... not in my case... they were the worst bolts I had ever seen....
You, and others who are messing with frozen/stuck bolts and end up with snapped bolts at times, may find this vid helpful:
I've used the technique on stuck parts and can vouch for it's effectiveness.
.I watched that a dozen times... tried the trick but it didn’t work. I have had luck in the past using Alphabet left handed drill bits just slightly smaller than the base of the threads. If the bolt didn’t catch, a dentist pick can turn out the remaining metal stuck in the threads... not in my case... they were the worst bolts I had ever seen...
This bolt wasn’t “Heat-Stuck”... I should have taken a picture of the intake manifold... the bolt had completely decomposed and turned into some weird metal and bonded with the aluminum... the only steel was the bolt head itself..
Too bad, Michael, sorry it's given you such a hard time. I was amazed how much better the Knock'Er Loose Plus worked on heat-stuck frozen bolts.
New shocks are always a good thing! My partner keeps making shocks explode in their truck, so lots of ones swapped out...Well I got out this morning for a short job of installing the new Bilstein Shocks.
Look forward to the test drive to see what the difference is in driving a car with shocks, considering I have been driving this one without!
Ok, now I have to get a press brake...Fabricated some chucks out of 1/8 aluminum for mounting on my Rhino Rack rails to hold an AluBox from lateral movement. The box is then held down with rubber straps from the box handles on opposite sides. Seems snug and secure but some trail tests will prove that for certain. I will be fabricating another aluminum sheet as a surface for a solar panel which will be riveted to the top of this box. All of the boxes will detach by just undoing the straps so I can remove them between our backcountry trips but I can leave them on top during the trip without the need to strap/unstrap like I do now with my dry bag roof storage setup. If this initial test works out I will be replacing all of the roof bags with boxes (except for the Gazelle tent) and two of those boxes will have solar panels for full time battery charging when the ignition is off and the sun is out.
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