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Old 02-25-2012, 08:46 PM   #21
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It's worth a shot, but in my experience if the bolt is seized enough to break, the tap out will break as well.
I see, I have no experience with it, although I do have a local friend who uses them. I think he usually use it on an overtorque situation though.
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:52 PM   #22
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For that purpose they are great, but once a bolt gets rusted shut the don't hold up well. I've found the best way to remove rusted bolts is a good soaking in PB Blaster, then a hit with a cordless impact with a 3/8 adapter. The shock tends to break it free while the slow steady pressure of a wrench/socket will cause the snap. I have yet to snap a bolt with the impact but have broken a metric $#!^ ton with sockets.
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Oh I've broke plenty of ---- with an impact. Although my car is rusted all over. Expect the body, which I guess is nice.
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Drill out the the center then use a larger drill, and open it a little more then use self tapping bolts, or is your car concourse ready and you need the correct bolts.

Relax it's a miata...LOL
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:23 PM   #25
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Drill out the the center then use a larger drill, and open it a little more then use self tapping bolts, or is your car concourse ready and you need the correct bolts.

Relax it's a miata...LOL
i was sitting there trying to drill it out and gave up. may put a self tapper through it and drive it over to put it on the lift and go at it from there.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:06 PM   #26
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If you have to nut and bolt it, that way you don't have to worry if it seizes again.
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