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I have a broken rocker stud I am trying to get out of an LS3 head. I have a good hole drilled in it, first two easy outs just "dulled"? The threads went flat. Did I hammer it in too much?

Should I buy a torch and apply heat?

Should I use the stud extractors that are more square like this?

 

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lightly tap as you turn counter clockwise.
itll grab and come out.I never seen an ez out dull?
 

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No matter what your next step is, definitely apply some heat to it first. A good propane torch will work though it may take awhile to get as much heat in it as you need.

If someone used Loctite, especially red, heat will release it.
 

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lightly tap as you turn counter clockwise.
itll grab and come out.I never seen an ez out dull?




No matter what your next step is, definitely apply some heat to it first. A good propane torch will work though it may take awhile to get as much heat in it as you need.

If someone used Loctite, especially red, heat will release it.
noted. I think I used locktite, should have
 

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What brand tool. Looks like an inferior make. Heat and a good extractor are the way to go.
 

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I know a better way, I've gotten many broken bolts out without ever drilling.

All you need is a TIG welder as a hint.
 

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ya that tool is a soft POS. get one harder, use some heat.

if that dosnt bit it, get one of thouse hammer/turn tool. I have a old one looks like a 1.5" knurled alum screwdriver handle with a 3/8 drive end, you can set it clockwise or CC, and hammer it and it turns a little bit in the 1/4" of spring travel in the shaft. works better then a normal easy out by hand.
 
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