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50 thoughts on “Can you get out a broken bolt with wax!?”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars W. Apnj says:

    The nut is too small. Not getting weld along the sides. That's why it keeps breaking off. Or if you cut the stud shorter the weld would penetrate the sides of the nut….

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bob M says:

    It's been my experience that the heating, cooling, tapping and working with vice grips several times before welding the nut on and trying for the first time works the best. I also watch rays channel and he keeps welding the nut back on several times before he has any luck. I believe it's the expansion and contraction that makes it work.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ronnie Williams says:

    Try welding the vicegrips to the stud

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bob Monde says:

    The trick of the Crowroded bolt,was the offer of Mrs.O to hold you if all else fails!

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JTinker says:

    Cut a lil notch then weld the bolt so it has something to grab to or drill alil pre hole

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gary Yorke says:

    Well I'd guess I'm a little late to the party but been trawling through for ideas . 7 out of 8 studs on a Suzuki bandit engine (motorbike) busted by owner cant drill them as he used a torch copious amount of times on each and I can mark them but wont drill .. been using the age old weld a nut trick 2 have come out 5 to go tried candle tried penetrating oils quenching and beating .. I'm guessing I'm in for the long haul . 7 studs 35 nuts n washers so far .. wish me luck I'm running out of stud length ..
    Great to see even the experienced professionals have a few attempts that dont work . Cheers

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars malva262 says:

    How long did that actually take you?

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Josiah70 says:

    Pause

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Mader says:

    They make an attachment for an air hammer. It has a hex head on the shaft for a socket. It allows you to shock the fitting while you apply turning pressure with a wrench. Amazon sells them.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bo toepfer says:

    persistence

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donald Sherman says:

    I’ve watched Kieth Fenner (Master Machinist) (also on YouTube) cut the bolt out, tig new aluminum in place, drill and rethread the bolt hole. Of course that is an extreme corrective measure, but it works. Broken bolts are everyone’s nightmare.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeff Groesser says:

    This guy the man, love to hang with this dude

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Avan Site says:

    You should watch Scotty Kilmer Channel he makes it very easy. He can take out bolts and studs even with closed eyes. 😂😂😂 Also he would tell you if you had a Toyota you would not be facing these kinds of problems, as Toyota's are the best cars in the world.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Half Fast Garage says:

    The crow knew all along but couldn't type.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Emil Bratten says:

    Persistence

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Caneda says:

    I have that same voice in my head too, saying Use the Air Hammer

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John says:

    Heat

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Louis Harris says:

    Anyway good job 👍👍👍👍

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Louis Harris says:

    It was the crow that did it. 👍👍😆😆😆

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Nielsen says:

    Weld a nut to the broken stud

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gary Lewis says:

    Good job!

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars john Jay says:

    It goes beyond frustration! Lol, loved it, good job.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 61spindrift says:

    My father always taught me the best way was patience.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jean Larose says:

    You gave a real good show. But it is exactly what you did: try, try and try again.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars YardpigTSI says:

    Wow. I've done dozens of these and they are easier if the stud is broken off inside the head. Weld a nut on, if it's broken off down below just build up your weld. Nut snaps off just get right back at it with another nut and weld it and turn it out. Sometimes it takes a half dozen nuts but it will come out every time. I was expecting to see that aluminum head turn into a puddle of aluminum with how much heat you poured on it. I weld and then immediately try and turn the stud out, might give it a quick two squirts of Moovit, but never cool it off like you did. Usually go at it dry.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Randy Meyer says:

    Exactly what I do…also works great for installing bearings into hubs that normally need to be pressed in. Heat the hub, freeze the bearing..

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tatter Salad says:

    Diamond cone drill on a dremmel, as deep as possible, followed by a tapped in easy-out… heated block, with a 'spray-cool' can shot AT the bolt (not the block).

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donald Rak says:

    From Donald I have same problem with 2- bolts broken off on 5.9l dodge ram working on it patiently till they both come out right in middle of engine same side your working on but I took off my entire fender easier to get at it was all because rusted away exhaust manifold that I cut off truck wit saw zall.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars gary mcmullin says:

    this is a late comment but my hat is off to you! THAT was a testimony of a true professional mechanic. I have watched all kinds of videos about broken bolt removal and they all claimed the welded nut would not fail. I have had some tough ones during wrench turning since 1965 and I know broken/seized fasteners are not always a neat and clean fix. This one took the prize. Sometimes I get to wondering if after the heat there needs to be a total cool down, metal expansion/contraction is the mechanism when relying on heat. Maybe even a spray down with refrigerant to cryo freeze the fastener. I feel for you guys in the rust belt, repair cost rates should reflect these wars.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Nelson says:

    It was when you said you would cry…

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane burke says:

    I'm so into this and am yelling at the screen about halfway through at what point do you not start making work arounds. has she been recording for 3 days laughing at you as you go. is this holding something on or in place if so then try to cut off at other end if the 2nd can you drill a new hole and gasket sealer a new screw in would putting other ones back on to relieve pressure but hey you got it hell yeah it was done you out willed it that's what did it in the end and you get the last laugh

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rick Carran says:

    Pipe wrench

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hans H says:

    Heat and air hammer combo. As proven, the penetrating oil did zero.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars fultonarms says:

    I've had the best luck wrenching after welding a nut on while they're still glowing hot. Don't know for sure if that's it or just luck but the never come out if I let them cool.
    Always replace with grade 8s!

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Phil Proulx says:

    I think it needed more douching.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dwight Franklin says:

    If patients don't get it out. Then a .44cal though the block. It want help but it sure will relieve the mind.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dwight Franklin says:

    When I got a problem I come to you for advice. Like the detail way you explain things. The one you trouble the wiring was the best. I used to do shaded work when it came to wiring. Thank You Sir, you have a great day, Sincerely The Southernhelfulk

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dwight Franklin says:

    What got the bolt out was patient and a couple of cuse words

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Milwaukee Road Jim says:

    What it proves is that penetrating oils really don't help with corosion of dissimilar metals. They just don't penetrate.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eric G says:

    What type of penetrating oil do u use cause its not working. I use liquid wrench and sometime depending on the angle of the bolt there is oil all the way at the bottom. You had absolutely nothing

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daniel Rogers says:

    You didn’t try freezing it with a CO2 fire extinguisher. I’m serious. Steel will shrink more than aluminum. My dad used to fit new bearings in his car by first chilling them in the ice cube tray of our old Norge.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars richard relli says:

    😂

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Jeffery says:

    Your making it easier to not even complain about a repair bill

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Esi Ca says:

    Best suspenseful video I've ever seen!!! I cheered when that bolt came out!!!

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ben Johnson says:

    you should have used larger nut to go over the broken bolt. Weld 3/8 nut

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars kelly marwood says:

    I'm no mechanic bud but i use to be a locksmith drilling in harden material we use to use hi quality concrete bits just saying if you ever have a issue with a harden bolt love you videos

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars patrick skaggs says:

    Next time you get a bolt that is a mess take a bunch of c4 i sure it will loosen up that bolt . Ha ha just joking. But as pissed off you get the idea sounds good . Man you have more patience then i have. Anyway i like to say you are a good mechanic and do some hard jobs but it seems to me you get it done. Keep up the good videos

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Erik Barnas says:

    Heat & cool and repeat- nice video!

  49. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 2ndGenBlazers says:

    It was definitely the crow ! Put him on payroll