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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 12-18-2012, 03:10 PM   #1
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Some 'tool' has snapped off my aerial!

So came out to my M to go home and went to put my stuff in the boot and noticed something was missing! Some git had snapped my aerial off breaking it off with the thread still in there not impressed So need to get a new aerial but first I need to get the remaining thread out! Any ideas?? I thought about getting a small hacksaw and scoring the top of the thread then getting a screwdriver on it? Has anyone got anymore ideas? Oh it's a vert by the way. Fanks!!
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:25 PM   #2
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The classic drill out technique might work. Get a small drill bit and drill into the exact center of the threading remnant a few mm. Then you may be able to reverse the drill slowly and both the drill and the threads will come out.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:27 PM   #3
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Could be worth a shot thanks
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:49 PM   #4
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Wouldn't an extractor bit work?
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:56 PM   #5
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Wouldn't an extractor bit work?
Possibly mate, it's another option
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