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Broke Head Cover Bolt Off in Head HALP

Old 10-10-2016, 11:16 PM
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Default Broke Head Cover Bolt Off in Head HALP

So I was putting my head cover back on and usually I'm very strict about my torque specs, but I read 80 in lbs as ft lbs. So I done fudged up.

I'm not sure if the bolt is bottomed out and broke or just weaked but I'm guessing it's bottomed out. Here's the kicker, it's in the center of the engine so I can't get a straight shot at it with a drill and ez out. I just bought a 90-degree drill bit extension, but I'm not confident in getting a straight shot on the broken bit with the drill bit.

Do you think I have to pull the engine or is there a way to tilt the engine up or down to get a better shot at it?
Old 10-11-2016, 09:43 AM
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Can you remove the airbox and intake to get at it?
Old 10-11-2016, 12:34 PM
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The bolt is not bottemed out or else you would never get a correct torque reading, you just applied so much torque to the threads the shank gave out somewhere. Go with jaybirds idea otherwise pull the engine and fix it right instead of making it worse.
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