You asked for how to get one out ... I succeeded, but only once.
When I was young and foolish I tried to use an E-Z to remove a broken seat
belt mounting bolt. I drilled through the centre of the bolt, plunged in
the E-Z, and upon application of some torque, snapped the E-Z flush with the
surface of the broken bolt.
I gave up on that bolt for a year and drove with only a lap belt.
A year later, when I was poking about the rear wheel well, I stabbed my hand
on something pointy. Investigation showed that it was the remainder of the
E-Z Out in the bolt - I drilled through the whole bolt fragment, and the
pointy part stuck out the back end... One tap with the hammer, and it was
Of course, YMMV... ;)
From: William C.W. Lamb [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, May 14, 1999 4:13 AM
Subject: Re: E-Z Out
How about a bolt with a busted E-Z out in it? First person to come here and
remove it gets a beer.
>How did I perform this miracle ? The advise once posted here, take it
>slow, soak the bolt for a few days in oil and get the hole dead center.
> I did do one other thing which probably insured the bolt would come out.
>I went up to my attic and found that I had another part like the one with
>the broken bolt. I placed it on the table next to the offending piece so
>it knew if it ate the EZ out it was going to the trash and the second
>string was ready to come in to take its place.
>BTW this was one of the new ( to me at least ) left twist EZ outs .
>How sweet it is !!!!!
>Thanks to who ever posted that advise a couple of years ago and for
>letting me share a golden moment
William "Chip" Lamb
West of Sweden SAAB & Jaguar
Charles City, VA.