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broke a bolt on my manifold should I fix it


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garrettxr
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May 31, 2021, 8:45 AM

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  post locked   broke a bolt on my manifold should I fix it  

Can't upload a pic but it seems to be working fine


Hammer Time
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May 31, 2021, 9:40 AM

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luchito
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Jul 1, 2021, 5:52 AM

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  post locked   Re: broke a bolt on my manifold should I fix it  

If the bolt was securing a cover with a sealer, then eventually that area will become a leak spot.

The threaded holes on the body of the manifold go to nowhere, this is to say, they end in an empty cave and do not reach the inside of the manifold where air and fluids run.

If you were to repair it, you might drill the broken bolt and start a new thread, it can be the same thread as the original or a different one, like to say, same M6 or change it by a M8 if the hole becomes a mess. When you drill metal, then press hard the bit against the body but use the lowest speed, take the most time you can, do not use fast speed by any means.

Also, if the location of the broken bolt is on the edge and a bolt can be installed passing thru, then you just drill the broken bolt and install a new one with a hex nut to be used on the other side. Point is that if a gasket is between, then all the bolts must be pressing the parts evenly.


Hammer Time
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Jul 1, 2021, 6:44 AM

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  post locked   Re: broke a bolt on my manifold should I fix it  

First off, the poster never specified is this was an intake manifold or an exhaust manifold so don't assume you know.
Second, this thread is a month old with no response from the poster nor any info on the year, make and model.
Third, this site is staffed by professional techs giving accurate advice which you are not. Your advice is full of incorrect statements and bad advice so please stop.



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