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Mar 22, 2022, 11:15 AM

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The bolt to my water outlet broke in the engine aluminum, I need help please on how to get it out, I haven’t been able to find a magnet small enough to fit and twist it out.


Hired a mechanic to fix my fuel injectors, something simple, but I was busy that weekend and feeling kind of lazy. Worst mistake ever. He didn’t replace the fuel injectors, told me it was the spark plugs, water outlet and some sensors Crazy. I instantly felt frustration cause the water outlet was replaced not too long ago.

When I checked it, one of the bolts were crooked and leaking coolant. So I took the other two bolts out gently and patiently, then the crooked as it came out more even.

Putting it back in is where it broke, and it was going in straight. Ugh, so now what Pirate 😭

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Mar 22, 2022, 12:55 PM

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If the threads are damaged then it will have to be drilled out and a heli-coil installed to repair the threads. Just be VERY VERY careful not to drill through into the water jacket.


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