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post #1 of 12 Old 07-14-2006, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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my brother stripped a head stud!

so im taking the heads off my car... and im working on one side and my brother on the other so i can get it done faster.... well he ended up stripping a head stud... its a 12 point stud that is completly stripped... is there anyway to get it out???
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You could try heating it up some with a torch and then use some vise grips.

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if u have access to mac tool. they have sockets that grap up to 70% rounded bolts. if not bolt extracter. or ucan try stacy's idea.

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if u have access to mac tool. they have sockets that grap up to 70% rounded bolts. if not bolt extracter. or ucan try stacy's idea.

ill try both ideas... i just dont know though because it takes so much torque to take the studs out that i dont know if it can still be be takin out.. but ill try i guess
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Yeah I'd definitely try one of those sockets that grab stripped bolts and see how it works. Sure they require a lot of torque but even if you kill the socket in the process, it's probably cheaper than having a shop take it out for you.

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well can you buy just one socket??? and where would i find one???
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well can you buy just one socket??? and where would i find one???
Yeah, when I worked at Sears they used to have them. It was like a one size fits all type deal. It was called the gatorgrip if I recall correctly.

It looks like this:
http://www.seenontv.com/prod-pages/gatorgrip.html

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Last resort, buy a set of ease outs. You drill a hole in the bolt then hamer the easy out into it. Then grab the easy out with vise grips and unscrew the bolt.

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alerady thought about the ease out.. but i think that is too much torque for that.. i think ill try the gator grip route
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I was supprised how much torque an ease out can take but the other approach seems easier either way.

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gatorgrips do not handle torque at all, you can destroy them even with a small 1/4 wrench, they will NEVER be able to get that off...
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gatorgrips do not handle torque at all, you can destroy them even with a small 1/4 wrench, they will NEVER be able to get that off...
Yeah I know that and I even mentioned that he'd be likely to destroy it but it would be cheaper than having a shop extract it from the head and that it was worth a shot. Good thing he got it out already.

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