camshaft cover broken bolt

Discussion in 'Other Service and Maintenance' started by fabrozor, May 29, 2014.

  1. fabrozor

    fabrozor Active Member

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    hi,

    On my FLHT 2005, a camshaft cover bolt has broken.
    There are only few threads remaining.
    The bolt was installed with blue loctite.
    How would you remove it ???

    I think to heat with a flame but i'm affraid to put the fire onto the whole bike.

    Here are 2 photos to show the bolt on top right.

    Thanks.
     

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  2. hillbilly81

    hillbilly81 Active Member

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    you should be ok putting some heat to it..looks like you have some threads to grab hold on
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Try a heat gun, you may also use a piece of pipe that will fit over the broken bolt and give the surface a few taps before removal
     
  4. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    If you have a pair of needle nose locking pliers, it looks like you have plenty of thread left to get a grip on (see below). My guess is that once you get a little movement, it will get handy.

    Eclipse 6 Needle Nose Locking Pliers

    Once removed, chase the threads in the block with a tap (I think those are 1/4-20, but double check). Has to be a reason that the old bolt got so stuck it sheared off.

    Cheers,

    TQ
     
  5. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Those are Awesome tools, I have American and Mteric set, I bought mine years ago when they first came out, Now they can be had cheap at many discount tool outlets, if you break a stud they will pay for them selves:D
     
  7. fabrozor

    fabrozor Active Member

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    Thank you guys for the advices.

    I think i'll try to heat with flame and gently hit the end of the thread with a hammer.

    Then i will try to buy 2 nuts and thread it with Red Loctite, so it should be more stiff than the blue Loctite and it should unscrew.
     
  8. DFHarley19

    DFHarley19 Active Member

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    I can see that you could remove that stud easily (I hope so!). Take a look into that video and you will be able to do that. Let us know how you make it.

    How to remove a stud - YouTube
     
  9. WildWes72

    WildWes72 New Member

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    Get a small pair of vice grips and apply heat and slowly work it out. It should not take much to get it out!!!
     
  10. fabrozor

    fabrozor Active Member

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    Hi,

    I tried to put 2 nuts on the bolt remaining few threads and tighten them together + some loctite.
    It didn't worked. The 2 nuts unscrew together out of the bolt.

    Now i put 1 nut on the bolt + loctite, then i hammered the bolt external end to flaten it onto the nut.
    I let the loctite become dry and stiff. I'll try tomorrow to unscrew the whole thing.

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