Bolt removal

Discussion in 'Small Block Tech' started by Jayden, Dec 13, 2020.

  1. Jayden

    Jayden Well-Known Member

    How and what do I use to remove this? What are they even called? Thanks.

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  2. gsx455-4ever

    gsx455-4ever Gold Level Contributor

    Just a ratchet wrench and possibly an extension . Its a "plug" . Its probably 1/2 inch drive
  3. Jayden

    Jayden Well-Known Member

    Ah, thank you. I feel like a simpleton, I didn't realize that it would fit like that. Haha.
  4. gsx455-4ever

    gsx455-4ever Gold Level Contributor

    Just make sure its cleaned out and don't round it out . You might need heat
  5. buick64203

    buick64203 Supercar owner Staff Member

    Heat for sure and since its not on a 500lb engine, an impact
  6. telriv

    telriv Founders Club Member

    Those plugs can be quite difficult to remove. BEFORE you round it out & NOW you have to drill & tap. Do yourself a favor. Heat the plug/area up with a GOOD heat gun, propane/map gas or Oxy/Act. It DOES NOT need to be red hot just hot enough to be able to melt some wax, candle wax or whatever, & let it melt around the plug. As the metal cools the wax will wick it's way down the threads & you'll just about be able to remove it with your fingers.
    Try it, you'll like it & you will have learned something new you may just be able to use in another situation such as this.

    Tom T.
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  7. Jayden

    Jayden Well-Known Member

    I'm definitely going to give that a try.
  8. Jim Blackwood

    Jim Blackwood Well-Known Member

    When you heat it to remove, heat the metal around the plug, not the plug itself.
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