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Old 05-06-2005, 08:24 PM   #1
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My 1989 cutlass supreme is so rusted by the calipers (it was sitting for 2 years) and I cant remove the bolts that hold in the rotors! They are so rusted in there I first used a torx t60 3/8" drive but the wrench snapped off inside the tool bit. Then I have a breaker bar so I went and got a torx t60 1/2" drive but the star part of the tool just stripped out after I put a 8 ft pole on the breaker bar what should I do I soaked it in WD-40 heated it up tried everything what should I do?
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Might need an easy out. Penetrating lube overnight will help a lot too.
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Whats a easy out?
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It'* designed to go into a stripped bolt. Say you stripped a 6mm hex, you'd grab the one for 6mm hexes, (about 7mm in size) hammer it in as far as possible, and then wrench on that.
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Use pb blaster to loose the bolts not wd40...pb really works a lot better.
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WD-40 is designed to displace water. That'* it'* purpose.

Use PB Blaster.
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I have been using Rust eater penitrating spray.... and the bolt is not stripped I broke the Torx t60 1/2 in drive tool bit off inside the bolt (cheap carquest) My dad is thinking about investing $60 in a portable welding/cutting torch cause the little cheap 1 bottle cutting torch doesn't get it hot enough even after 10 mins of heating
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I'm sure you also beat it a few times to try and break it loose... You've no doubt sweared at it enough. Best we can probably tell you is keep at it. It'll happen, but keep at it.

I nearly gave up on an exhaust stud from the front to back manifolds, tried it all...day or so on one manifold stud that broke. My mechanic buddy told me to hit it with the air chisel...to break the nut welded on...kept tryin...couldn't. Then he came over...after my two day ordeal, put the chisel to it for 5 seconds...DONE. Just a matter of 5 more seconds....

Keep at it, it'* gonna hold on for life and you can get it...just be patient
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I used PB blaster on it about 30 mins ago tried to wrench on it about 15 mins ago bent the darn tool that has a lifetime warrenty I cant belive this I broke a 3/8" drive off inside 1 of the tool bits broke a 1/2" drive torx t60 carquest bit off inside the bolt (took some chizzeling to get the stuff indside the bolt out) just picked up some expensive PB blaster like $5+ a bottle think heating it up will work with that?
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I'm sure you also beat it a few times to try and break it loose... You've no doubt sweared at it enough. Best we can probably tell you is keep at it. It'll happen, but keep at it.

I nearly gave up on an exhaust stud from the front to back manifolds, tried it all...day or so on one manifold stud that broke. My mechanic buddy told me to hit it with the air chisel...to break the nut welded on...kept tryin...couldn't. Then he came over...after my two day ordeal, put the chisel to it for 5 seconds...DONE. Just a matter of 5 more seconds....

Keep at it, it'* gonna hold on for life and you can get it...just be patient
Just keep working at it. It'll happen...try and be patient.. (I'm not...but someone needs to be)
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