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Re: Snapped a stud - how screwed am I?

To: Steve Shoyer <>,
Subject: Re: Snapped a stud - how screwed am I?
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 17:22:34 -0800 (PST)
Where are you?  We should try and give him a hand
listers.  It's Christmas time.  Doesn't anyone have a
spare garage bay Steve could use?
--- Steve Shoyer <> wrote:
> 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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