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Old 04-15-2014, 12:05 PM   #1
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Question Broken bolts in engine.

Hello everyone.

* Anyone have any idea how to remove broken screws.
* I bought a 323i and has several problems.
* someone happened something?
Thank you.
Excuse my bad English, my language is Spanish.



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Old 04-15-2014, 12:18 PM   #2
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Drill and use an extractor. I see, you already used a punch on one of them.
That helps get the drill bit centered.
Are those the oil filter housing bolts?
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:29 PM   #3
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Bolts are from Engine Mount Bracket.
impossible to drill, the place is very small.
I'm using a dremel and a small milling machine.
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:40 PM   #4
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Sounds like you know what you're doing. I would consider dropping, or lowering the subframe.
It's time consuming, but trying to get those out without space can end up taking even longer.
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:57 PM   #5
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lowering the subframe? :o
i think it would be my last option.
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Maybe design a new Engine Mount Bracket in hard steel.
supported in the free holes.

lszlszx I appreciate your advice.
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Old 04-15-2014, 01:00 PM   #6
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You need a 90 degree angle adapter for your drill, that will allow you to get in to that area.
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Old 04-15-2014, 01:12 PM   #7
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Here is a set with LEFT hand drills and screw extractors.http://www.ebay.com/itm/10pc-IRWIN-S...item20e38a0427
A left hand drill will sometimes remove the broken bolt as you are drilling. BE REAL CAREFUL TRYING TO EXTRACT A BROKEN BOLT! You have really only ONE chance at it. Use the biggest extractor you can. What ever you do DON'T break off the screw extractor tool. They are made from a VERY hard steel and really can't be drilled out if you break one off. Try to loosen the broken bolt by tapping it with a punch and penetrating oil.
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Old 04-15-2014, 01:18 PM   #8
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20 bucks..

http://www.harborfreight.com/catalog...ill+attachment
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:44 PM   #9
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Thanks all, the problem was resolved.

* I have no experience with this car, but my other 3 cars repair them myself.
* A screw out in 5 minutes.
* The other 4 hours.
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* I thank you for your kind attention.
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:54 PM   #10
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I have several similar devices but my machines are big
* It is useful to a small one.
Thank you.
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:14 PM   #11
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That's handy, I'll keep it in mind for next time I visit HB.

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Thanks all, the problem was resolved.
* I have no experience with this car, but my other 3 cars repair them myself.
* A screw out in 5 minutes.
* The other 4 hours.
I thank you for your kind attention.
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