MGBGTV8 - strategy for dealing with a sheared engine fastener

Posted: 200815

Sheared bolt highlighted
It is every engine dismantler's nightmare. The fracture of a fastener and the realisation that what started as a simple job has just become complicated and time consuming. Threaded fasteners in aluminium tappings have a disconcerting tendency to seize through electrochemical reaction between the metals and this seizure is frequently enough to prevent normal removal of the fastener. When planning the overhaul of the V8 engine in an MGBGT Jim Livingstone feels the prudent dismantler will consider a recovery strategy for such eventualities.

The purpose of this note is to outline some of the available options for dealing with a sheared bolt or fastener.

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See an earlier note on sheared bolts. V8NOTE533
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