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Old 03-01-2019, 09:17 AM   #21
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I think Lawrie's method is great. A slight variation of the welded washer/nut combo. The key is to get enough heat down into the stud to break the thing loose. I think it is much easier to get the required heat with a welder rather than a torch but what the heck do I know.

I have also used the washer/nut method to get out those difficult door hinge bolts.
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Old 03-01-2019, 09:30 AM   #22
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I have a friend that just burns them out with a torch, but not the blind ones.
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Old 03-01-2019, 09:52 AM   #23
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I think Lawrie's method is great. A slight variation of the welded washer/nut combo. The key is to get enough heat down into the stud to break the thing loose. I think it is much easier to get the required heat with a welder rather than a torch but what the heck do I know.

I have also used the washer/nut method to get out those difficult door hinge bolts.
Agreed. If you look at the studs after you weld it, it stays red a lot longer than if heated from a torch.
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Old 03-01-2019, 11:14 AM   #24
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I have a friend that just burns them out with a torch, but not the blind ones.
As I have stated several times before on this subject the the above is my preferred method of choice for removing broken studs that are not in blind holes,for me it is also the quickest & have yet to find any negative to this method
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Also keep in mind that so often the reason the studs won’t come out is because of corrosion on the end in water jackets, this corrosion can also damage block threads as you wind them out
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Old 03-01-2019, 12:14 PM   #25
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Also keep in mind that so often the reason the studs won’t come out is because of corrosion on the end in water jackets, this corrosion can also damage block threads as you wind them out[/QUOTE]

Ah, great point. I did have one that did pull the bottom out of the pocket.
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Old 03-01-2019, 05:19 PM   #26
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And as the studs are frozen from the in side has any one tried standing the block up on the back end with the heads on and filling it with you blend of nut & bolt penetrating oil ? I have herd that baking the block works well.
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