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dahluwalia
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Last Activity: 10-09-2021, 08:06 PM
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  • Oh sorry they just generic for the general consensus of other auto mechanics welders and other forums i resurched,. I've been a auto mechanic,tech for 35 years and a shop owner for 10 years.Not a welder so I always look for input. We have had a alarming amount of broken exhuast manifold bolts in the...
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  • I just started doing this. Getting broken bolts out of exhaust side of heads. These head s so far have been aluminium. I'm not sure if cast iron will be the same.the Mig won't stick to the thread s .they say a special electrobe for a stick welder is best because the flux is a special ceramic that protects...
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  • dahluwalia
    replied to Broken bolt extraction
    Mug weld lol. Mig yes I like the Mig too it's more control. Research was pointing to the stick,s heat was better at deep heating the bolt loose. So the last one I stocked it a bit then used the mig.So if I can't use the stick without making a mess Mig it is unless it needs more heat to unsieze
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  • dahluwalia
    replied to Broken bolt extraction
    I am not experienced much with stick.all my experience is open bench practice and not recent.I can really control a mug well but the stick is out of control.I see the smaller rod worked better than the 1/8 i first tried . Anytime ?
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  • dahluwalia
    started a topic Broken bolt extraction

    Broken bolt extraction

    I bought special rod made for Broken bolt removal. Mg 600 maybe ?. But I'm working on broken automotive exhaust manifolds bolts.usually broken below surface.5/16/ 8mm dia. I tried 1/8 rod then 3/16 rod. I'm not good with a stick welder ,but the 3/16 was able to start with much lower amps quick helped.My...
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