poped my hood to find this 0_o

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poped my hood to find this 0_o

Post by 7angofragger » Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:38 am

i wanted to drive so bad yesterday (the 3rd day ive had my car) so right before i start it to let it warm up, i pop the hood to check my oil... i checked the oil... everything looked fine, i look over the the passenger side and see this..
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broke a damn bolt... !! wtf... so i just ordered the MPx bolt kit... i ordered it at 8:15 this morning... paid for 2 day shipping... i hope and pray its here by Friday
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Re: poped my hood to find this 0_o

Post by I8yourVtec » Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:43 am

Ive broken coutless motor mount bolts. :mad:
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Re: poped my hood to find this 0_o

Post by 7angofragger » Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:51 am

how you reckon im gonna get the rest of the bolt out on the motor side?
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Re: poped my hood to find this 0_o

Post by 2much4u » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:00 am

7angofragger wrote:how you reckon im gonna get the rest of the bolt out on the motor side?
weld a nut to it and back it off like you would to take the nut off.
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Re: poped my hood to find this 0_o

Post by 7angofragger » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:09 am

i has no welder :mad: i imagine i can find one of those easy-outs.... idk...
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Re: poped my hood to find this 0_o

Post by fusion210 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:22 am

Ouch! Are these factory bolts people are breaking or cheap replacements?

If it comes down to it, I imagine you can just remove the top portion of the mount and take it to a shop.

The first thing I would try is taking something like a dremel tool, cutting a small slot in the bolt and using a big screwdriver. Or drill a small hole in the bolt, close to the threads and use a punch/nail at an angle to rotate the broken portion out.

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Re: poped my hood to find this 0_o

Post by 7angofragger » Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:48 pm

it was an 8.8... i ordered the MPx bolt kit
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Re: poped my hood to find this 0_o

Post by Adam G » Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:39 pm

my brother broke two bolts in the same week.....he finally got the mpx bolts and no problems since
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Post by srt4eh » Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:46 pm

I would also turn that mount piece around so the flat side is against your solid mount. I'd rather the bolts break than something worse...
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Re: poped my hood to find this 0_o

Post by I8yourVtec » Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:56 pm

7angofragger wrote:i has no welder :mad: i imagine i can find one of those easy-outs.... idk...

When I broke mine I used easy outs, sometimes thou, as I would drill into it, it would come out
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Re: poped my hood to find this 0_o

Post by NeONZEX » Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:53 pm

cant you take e mount piece off the head like on 1gns and put a new or junkyard on there for a quick swap out not sure if you can find one around you or not if you cant get the bolt out. thats what my bro did when he broke his on his 1gn sohc just took the mount off the extra motor and slid a fresh bolt in

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Re: poped my hood to find this 0_o

Post by Adam G » Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:24 am

just take that top piece off that broken bolt might just turn by hand I know it did with my brothers
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Re: poped my hood to find this 0_o

Post by 7angofragger » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:23 am

well i got it out... took a small drill bit, drilled about a half an inch into it, then got a bigger drill big, set the drill on high, then mashed the trigger :shock: pulled it right out :grin: so now its a waiting game :ireful: sucks to because i placed the order Wednesday at 8:15am from modern and paid 24 bucks for 2 day shipping... but its saying it should be here Monday ;(
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