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Need help tackling a broken or stuck bolt?
When faced with a broken or seized bolt on an engine or one of the various components in the engine bay, people view this ‘damage’ as irreversible and the majority of vehicle repairers would make the decision to replace the part in order to resolve the issue.
Although replacing a part sounds easy, on most occasions it means a large amount of labour time and expenditure for the part itself. On some occasions when a cylinder head or engine block is involved, it can be concluded to be not economical to replace due to high part and labour cost, therefore a vehicle would be effectively written off or scrapped.
Let the professionals do the job
Our approach to the matter is entirely different.
A stuck bolt or broken bolt which has sheered off due to high pressure, rust, corrosion, or any other reason for that matter should not be the reason for replacing a perfectly working part.
Through great experience and challenges that we faced in our own workshops, our robust skillset along with heavy investment in specialised equipment means that we are extremely confident in providing a service to remove broken and stuck bolts.
Not only do we remove them safely, but we can also guarantee not to cause any damage to the component that we are extracting it from.
After successful extraction, we can then inspect and repair the threaded section to ensure the component to be reusable to factory specification.
What methods do you use?
When extracting a bolt, we tend to use a workflow that means that we aim to use the safest methods first then we work down from there.
We strongly avoid using heating or freezing techniques, as we believe this is not a good practice especially that most components are not designed for extreme temperatures.
Removing a broken bolt for example:
- Firstly we will attempt to use specialist equipment that allows forced extraction of the broken bolt.
- If the first step is not successful, we have tension extraction methods and equipment that remove the pressure from a broken bolt and then further attempt a forced extraction.
- If the first two steps are not successful, we would have to drill the bolt out entirely
Once a bolt is removed, we must carefully clean and inspect the threaded area that the bolt was originally installed to. If we managed to extract the bolt via methods 1 or 2, there is a 90% chance the original thread on the component can be retained and reused safely. On other occasions, we must install an alternative thread such as a Time-Sert, Helicoil, Trisert, or Ensat.
Here are a few popular services we offer
- Mercedes (broken in cylinder head) inlet manifold bolts removal
- BMW 316i E90, E91 seized timing chain tensioner bolt removal
- VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda 1.6 TDI, 2.0 TDI broken injector clamp bolt removal
- Vauxhall Movano, Vivaro 2.5 CDTI, 2.0 CDTI seized or broken injector bolts removal
But not limited to, so if your model is not listed call us with your vehicle details and we’ll be here to assist.
How do I get a quotation or book someone to come out to me?
You’ll be happy to hear that we’ve made it as easy as possible to get a quotation and technician to visit you.
We provide free quotations and if you wished to proceed with the repair, our technicians can be with you in as little as 30 minutes.
Do you provide any form of guarantee with your work?
All our work is guaranteed for 1 year, although it is highly unlikely that you will have any issues, our guarantee is offered for peace of mind.