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    I have a hand hole cover bolt which the head snapped off when i loosened it. I have used heat and penetrating oil and still cant budge it (shaving it off with vice grips). Any ideas? I dont wanna have to pull the pump, the bolt is directly below the transom.

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    Is there enough room to place a 3/8 - 7/16 nut over the broke part and take a wire feed welder and weld down the middle to the broke part and weld to inside the nut?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayman View Post
    I have a hand hole cover bolt which the head snapped off when i loosened it. I have used heat and penetrating oil and still cant budge it (shaving it off with vice grips). Any ideas? I dont wanna have to pull the pump, the bolt is directly below the transom.
    I'm guessing this is a Dominator jet ?

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    Yep, that's correct...a newer dominator

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayman View Post
    Yep, that's correct...a newer dominator
    Short of a miracle ,if the transom interferes with a straight approach , you will likley need to remove the jet (very simple) and carefully center punch/drill and extract the broken stud, recommend if you elect for that method you invest in some high quality carbide bits and a good extractor kit to insure against mishaps . You might try to soak it with a mixture of ATF and acetone , don't use heat but if the "stub" is gone your destined to drill , call if you need help Tom

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    Try smacking it with a hammer a few times if possible.
    Might free it up some?
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    If you end up going the extractor route, the reverse cut drill bits are great! In the past I have had broken bolts back out from the drill bit alone!

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    got a stub left, but not a lot...gonna try it again today. been soaking it for a few days. I have a 3 point engine mount, so not as easy to pull the pump as my last boat (rail kit).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayman View Post
    I have a hand hole cover bolt which the head snapped off when i loosened it. I have used heat and penetrating oil and still cant budge it (shaving it off with vice grips). Any ideas? I dont wanna have to pull the pump, the bolt is directly below the transom.
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    Had to pull the pump...got the stud extracted and all is bueno. Pain in the ass, but gotta do it right

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayman View Post
    Had to pull the pump...got the stud extracted and all is bueno. Pain in the ass, but gotta do it right
    Congratulations !

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    Forgot to mention that paraffin wax was the only thing that would penetrate...with some heat, obviously. Thanks ATM, good call on that!

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