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Old 07-09-2010, 08:43 PM
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Default Luck just turned for the worst...bolt of water pump bolt

Well I tackled the waterpump today, pie job, it was going all smooth, had the old one off, had seal on new one and had it on with all the bolts. I was tightening then and I guess I just pulled too hard, broke off one of the top bolts....FTL. I say screw it, maybe it won't leak and will last until next week o whatnot, nope, I crank it and it pours out the coolant.

I take it all back apart, at which point I am a pro now...lol, and see the wonderful damage. I CAN'T get pliers on it because it broke off flush with timing cover I just get pissed off and put eveything up. Gotta go to Ford or hadware store for a 8mmx1mmx20mm flanged bolt now and geta good metal bit and an easy out. Problem is, those bolts are small, its gonna take a small easy out and bit.

Also its in a sensitive area as I don't want to fudge up pump sealing surface. Also, the bolt break point in not nice and flat which is going to make the dill bit and easy out wanna glide to the sides and mess stuff up. I guess I'll take a nail set and hammer a point into the bolt hopefully, then drill a hole and easyout that biotch. I eally hope I don't mess up or ill be retapping a hole the bolt hole

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Old 07-09-2010, 09:07 PM
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Default Re: Luck just turned for the worst...bolt of water pump bolt

That really sucks man!! I can't even suggest anything for you on that one, sounds like you know what needs to be done!
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Old 07-09-2010, 10:43 PM
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Default Re: Luck just turned for the worst...bolt of water pump bolt

If you have access to a flux core welder take a nut and place it squarely over the bolt. Add a touch of weld to the INSIDE of the nut and use a socket to remove the bolt. Other than that, be easy with the ease out.
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Old 07-10-2010, 06:07 AM
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Default Re: Luck just turned for the worst...bolt of water pump bolt

Damn, you've had the shit luck lately! Hope it goes well.
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:00 AM
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Default Re: Luck just turned for the worst...bolt of water pump bolt

If it is not flat. Use a small grinder to make it flat so drilling is easier.
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:00 AM
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Default Re: Luck just turned for the worst...bolt of water pump bolt

Dude, you are becoming the master mechanic.

What size are these bolts? If they're not too big, then using the easy-out shouldn't be a big deal. Your idea about using the punch to indent the fracture surface sounds like the best idea. You may want to see if you can find some torque specifications and pick up a small torque wrench so that you don't break another bolt in there. Good luck with this one.
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:53 PM
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Default Re: Luck just turned for the worst...bolt of water pump bolt

We tackled the truck today. He had the bolt out in 20 minutes with a drill bit and an easy out!

I then started on the waterpump and had it on in an hour after picking up some new bolts from advance (same size and all) I used sure-tack on the gasket (a new fel-pro gasket). I then get all the bolts in and snug them evenly and then tighten them just right. It takes like five minutes to get truck back together (putting idler and pump pullies back on, fan and shroud, belt, and intake). I let it run, check for leakes-nothing. I got happy-----for 5 minutes. Check temp guage, its overheating. I turn it off get pissed. Then realize that it probably needs more coolant b/c thermostat opens up and there is pobably none in the block. Add more coolant----runs GOOD!!

What an end to my awful week. I now have a new water pump and gasket, new front oil seal, new front brake pads, and changing the oil tomorrow.

If anyone needs help with either, I'm now the expert...lol just kidding. If I had it all to do all over, it wouldn't take long as I know how to do it all.
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:10 AM
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Default Re: Luck just turned for the worst...bolt of water pump bolt

I can relate... but I didn't break the bolts. I swapped the waterpump in my '93... and found someone before me broke *2* bolts off! It hadn't leaked tho. I tried welding a nut to the exposed portion of the stud, but it wasn't having it... and just kept breaking more and more of the stud off.

So, I built a bracket that spanned the two broken areas... using hardened angle from an old bed rail. I tacked a washer in the areas where the broken bolts were and used the good bolts to hold the angle in place.

It's worked great... never had a problem with it. I've never had any luck with an easy out. I've actually broke those off in bolts before... and then you are officially screwed.
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