Steve, if you are near central North Carolina, drop me a line. Have
garage & tools, I'd be glad to help.
----- Original Message -----
> Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 17:22:34 -0800 (PST)
> From: JAMES SCHULTE <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: Snapped a stud - how screwed am I?
> 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 <Steve@shoyer.com> 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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