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    Default Camshaft Actuator Solenoid - Snapped Bolt!

    was just changing my rear actuator after doing the front one and the head of the wee bolt snapped off how the **** am i ever going to get that out, cant drive the car now either damn it

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    Quote Originally Posted by forde View Post
    was just changing my rear actuator after doing the front one and the head of the wee bolt snapped off how the **** am i ever going to get that out, cant drive the car now either damn it
    Did you break it removing it or replacing it ?

    If it broke due to over tightening (replacing) you might be able to turn it out carefully with a sharp tool or a left hand drill.

    If its broken trying to remove it then you will need an extractor tool.

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    replacing it, the bolt head came off when tightening. i dont think i overtightened it though, have had them in and out before. i was replacing it but it hadnt even started to get tight yet,and the bolt head just came away. my mechanic mate says could have been a weak bolt. but the new actuators didnt come with new bolts so i was reusing the old.

    i purchased some easy outs yesterday but the problem is it is super hard to get at the bolt because it is the back one i cant get a drill in. going to borrow an angle chuck for a drill off my mate today and see if i can get at it with that but afraid of making things worse lol where would you get a left hand drill bit i wonder?

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    Is their no bolt left showing at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by forde View Post
    replacing it, the bolt head came off when tightening. i dont think i overtightened it though, have had them in and out before. i was replacing it but it hadnt even started to get tight yet,and the bolt head just came away. my mechanic mate says could have been a weak bolt. but the new actuators didnt come with new bolts so i was reusing the old.

    i purchased some easy outs yesterday but the problem is it is super hard to get at the bolt because it is the back one i cant get a drill in. going to borrow an angle chuck for a drill off my mate today and see if i can get at it with that but afraid of making things worse lol where would you get a left hand drill bit i wonder?

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=left+handed+drills


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    heard about these bolts being soft, it put me off doing the job on mine

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    When you consider the torque setting is only 7nm they are not needed to be that tough.

    That's finger tight and a nip up

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