Monday, June 29, 2009

Hobbit Broken Stud Removal

My right engine was leaking compression because I didn't torque the cylinder down after opening it up, so I went to torque it and snapped the stud. I was re-using the old ones against Travis' advice, and I had to pay. Luckily, I was able to remove it using a left handed drill bit type of extractor. One side makes a nice little conical hole in the snapped off stud, and then flip the bit around and it's a left handed drill bit that bites the stud and since it's spinning in reverse, gently backs the stud out. I had heli-coil's ready, but I was able to extract this puppy without even messing up the threads. Expect some video of the Trike after tonight's moped monday!

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