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    Manifold stud/bolt help

    Im in need of some help, a couple of the stud/bolt things that hold the manifold to the head are snapped off. How do I take them out so I can replace them? Is it an easy fix?

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    not easy for some (me included) ... but this is how:

    Carefully and accurately drill a hole in the middle of the broken stud...
    Then using a stud extractor in the hole just drilled to undo the stud.

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    Nice one mate. Not what I really wanted to hear but thanks for the info.
    Is it an engine out jobbie? I rang a garage today and they said il be looking at least £600+vat to do it, which seems stupidly expensive to remove 2 studs?
    A bloke at work told me to get some mole grips on the studs, get a blow torch on it to heat the threadlock up then they 'should' come out? I dont fancy drilling it so its prob best left to a professional if thats the only way to remove them

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    can you actually see the bolt? ie enough to get something on it?

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    It can be a pig of a job, they've probably quoted you high so you go somewhere else.

    if there's still a bit of stud left then soak soak then soak the stud in penetrating fluid..
    then either try molegrips...although sometimes they wont grip enough..
    or you can get easy out sockets that have a left hand thread to bite into the remaining stud....

    Also try exhaust places rather than a garage..

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    One stud needs drilling out as its snapped flush. The other has something on it and it should be able to be removed. Been quoted £60-100 unless the head needs to come off. Best keep me fingers crossed lol

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