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Reinstalling my case halves with a reman crank and broke a bolt!

It's located on the MAG side. All other bolts are good. What are my options and how do I remove this? Could I leave it? Number 7 on picture.

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Extract for sure..

Please don't be offended..you are mechanical enough to rebuild your engine but you come here to ask "should and/or how" to remove a broken bolt? Confused...Should you be rebuilding this engine? Are you using a torque wrench? My guess no otherwise how do you snap that bolt? Again don't be offended but you likely have a bunch of money into this rebuild and hate to see a failure shortly after..
 

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How did you snap this bolt? Are you using a good torque wrench? Are you paying attention to inch pounds vs foot pounds?
 

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For sure take it apart remove and replace the bolt. - Bill
I'm with Bill, remove all the other bolts, separate the halves, vice grips on the broken bolt if the bolt is still sticking out and remove broken bolt. May want to replace the torque wrench or get one if you aren't using one.
 

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The guy comes here and asks a good question and a few of you rip him :dry_old:

I assume the reason it broke it because you have junk on the threads and the bolt went in tight all the way and then snapped off on you. It will not be fun extracting that bolt if that's the situation. You need to drill that baby straight down the middle of that bolt. Then extract with and easy out. Worst case, and I mean worst case, you have have to drill it out (threads and all) and put a "deep" Time Sert in it to save your case.
 

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Had the case split and bolt removed and replaced within 20 mins of this topic.

My torque wrench is a little on the positive side apparently..

This was more of a panic post if anything. I was thinking there wouldn't be enough bolt for me to grab a hold of and thread it out. False alarm.

Sled is at dealer today to get ECM reset, Raves synced, oil primed and y pipe torqued.

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gotchya- once the other bolts were removed, you had the bolt to grab and turn out. You didn't snap the bolt at the threads. Good deal.
 

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Not sure if a couple of you picked up on this, but at times, even if we know we can come up with a solution for an annoying problem such as this one, we enjoy asking for help here anyway. Maybe there is a new product for the job, a better way... and heck, I'm sure that some of these topics are from frustrated people looking for a bit of moral support to keep them going!

There is no such thing as a stupid question!
 

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Extract for sure..

Please don't be offended..you are mechanical enough to rebuild your engine but you come here to ask "should and/or how" to remove a broken bolt? Confused...Should you be rebuilding this engine? Are you using a torque wrench? My guess no otherwise how do you snap that bolt? Again don't be offended but you likely have a bunch of money into this rebuild and hate to see a failure shortly after..
To get the proper torque, one should clean the hole threads with the correct tap, blow it out before torque. Same with the bolt threads. And I am aware that people have gotten away with not doing this. At this point you have to get the broken bolt out as already stated by Mr. Cudney.
 

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Not sure if a couple of you picked up on this, but at times, even if we know we can come up with a solution for an annoying problem such as this one, we enjoy asking for help here anyway. Maybe there is a new product for the job, a better way... and heck, I'm sure that some of these topics are from frustrated people looking for a bit of moral support to keep them going!

There is no such thing as a stupid question!
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One of the tricks I learned for extracting broken bolts is to weld a nut to the stud and just back it out. I have a cheap wire-feed welder nothing fancy.

This is especially good for getting steel out of aluminum were there has been some galvanic corrosion. Example broken exhaust manifold bolts.
 
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