When installing studs in the block they should be 'finger' tight. I
assume that's what you did. If so, remove the head and you should be
able to remove the broken stud easily.
Then call the stud vendor and get a refund and go and buy a set of APT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Steve Shoyer
> Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2002 2:53 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Snapped a stud - how screwed am I?
> All I had left to do to be able to drive my car was to let
> the car warm up, retorque the head nuts, and reset the valve
> clearance. I was tightening the nuts when the stud between
> spark plugs 3 and 4 snapped. It broke off where the
> threading starts into the block. This is a bad thing, right?
> I was using new studs and nuts, which I think was the correct
> thing to do. Everything else seemed to be going OK, too.
> I assume that I need to pull the head again, but will I have
> to pull the engine? If so, I might just tow the car (unless
> I can drive it with 10 out of 11 studs in place) to a
> professional and have them take care of it. Not having a
> garage or daylight really makes it tough, especially in the
> snow (I think today's weather is called "Wintery Mix").
> Any advice, other than opening up a beer? With my luck today
> I'll snap the neck trying to open the bottle.
> --Steve (1980 MGB)
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