Sorry to hear about your experience. I've had the same thing happen too
many times. I found that if you take a small drill bit and drill a hole
beside the easy out and the edge of the bolt the easy out will release
pretty easily. Then, as someone previously posted, drill the bolt out to
the edge of the threads and use a pic or similar tool to remove the remains
of the bolt. The only time I've gotten an easy out to work is when I drill
a large hole in the bolt, almost to the threads and loosen the threads as
much as possible with some fluids and/or sharp blows. Another trick if
sealing is not an issue is to drill a small hole through the threads on one
side. This will allow space for the bolt to contract into and loosen its
grip on the threads. You can always use JB weld to repair the small hole if
John Gillis wrote:
> ...so now it was a matter of a little force, force applied and SNAP,
> the @*+%$$# tool broke leaving the rest of the tool imbedded in the
> stud and me with now an even bigger problem.
Indeed. When I called a shop for a quote for removing a broken stud
they quoted a very reasonable price... "if I hadn't messed with it".
They assured me it would cost much more if I had broken off an EZ-Out in
there, wouldn't even estimate a price for that.
Mt Lemmon, AZ