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I'm one lucky S.O.B.!!!

I got under the hood today because I noticed a coolant leak in the parking lot @ work today and when I got home I started investigating. I noticed the leak was coming from the top of the water pump to the right of the temp sensor. I started tightening all the bolts and noticed that one of the bolts had broken off somehow in the engine block (about 1" with the thread)was still there..... OH ****!!!!!!!!!!! I had replaced the water pump not 10k miles ago and was not looking forward to pulling all that crap out again to remove the broken piece of bolt.... I noticed a notch on the broken end of the bolt and decided to grind a smooth edge where it had broken to try to unscrew the piece. Low and Behold it worked!!! after some time and a few choice words and a magnet I got the piece out!!!! I'm so lucky that that was only a few hours gone and a bolt rather than 6 hrs and a lot more money!


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I got under the hood today because I noticed a coolant leak in the parking lot @ work today and when I got home I started investigating. I noticed the leak was coming from the top of the water pump to the right of the temp sensor. I started tightening all the bolts and noticed that one of the bolts had broken off somehow in the engine block (about 1" with the thread)was still there..... OH ****!!!!!!!!!!! I had replaced the water pump not 10k miles ago and was not looking forward to pulling all that crap out again to remove the broken piece of bolt.... I noticed a notch on the broken end of the bolt and decided to grind a smooth edge where it had broken to try to unscrew the piece. Low and Behold it worked!!! after some time and a few choice words and a magnet I got the piece out!!!! I'm so lucky that that was only a few hours gone and a bolt rather than 6 hrs and a lot more money!
Wow, you did get lucky. effin waterpumps

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Thats pretty cool that it worked out.

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I've backed a many a broken bolt out with either a die grinder and a screwdriver or a hammer and a small center punch!

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I've backed a many a broken bolt out with either a die grinder and a screwdriver or a hammer and a small center punch!
Thanks for the ideas! hopefull it won't happen again. Also, Ford dosen't have the bolt available anymore....

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Found a bolt for the water pump today @ a bolt & fastener shop and no more leak!!! Phew!!!

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