Try to use impact while it is still hot.

> On Sep 22, 2016, at 12:15, Jared Clifton <jared.clif...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Drilling is going to be my last resort. And, at this point, I don't really 
> see any other alternative.
> 
> I used a 6-point socket. Actually, three different ones from different sets I 
> had, in case one was rounded. I also bought one of those Craftsman Bolt 
> Extractor kits, which also refused to budge this thing. I let the penetrating 
> oil set for days (used both Liquid Wrench and PB Blaster), applying a bit 
> more each day. I've been working on this for over a week. I tried a 12" 
> breaker bar and an impact driver. My longer breaker bar is for 1/2" sockets, 
> and I don't have a 12mm socket in 1/2 inch.
> 
> I believe I'm seeing a couple of issues here. The first is that the bolt is 
> upside down, so the penetrating oil has a harder time working its way up to 
> the threads. Secondly, I took a look at the other bolt (that I actually did 
> remove), and there is a significant amount of shaft between where the head is 
> and the threads start. And I can't see any way to get at this bolt from the 
> top, where the threads are.
> 
> Last night I applied more PB Blaster and let it sit. Then I hit it with a 
> torch for 30 seconds, and let it cool. Then I tried the breaker bar and the 
> impact driver on it. Repeat. It simply will not budge.
> 
> -Jared
> 
> 
> 
>> On Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 9:46:54 AM UTC-7, jrhoyt0895 wrote:
>> Have you considered drilling through the bolt, like you would if you had a 
>> screw with a stripped head?
>> 
>> Consistent with other advice, I think you did what I would have done, 
>> although I might have done it a tad differently:
>> 
>> -I don't know if you used a 6-point socket or a 12-point socket, a 6-point 
>> socket is the way to go here.
>> -How long is your breaker bar?  The longer it is, the more leverage you 
>> have, giving you the ability to be a bit more gentle.
>> -When using a breaker bar, I always try to push down, rather than up or to 
>> the side.
>> -How long did you let the penetrating oil sit?  When using penetrating oil, 
>> patience can really pay off.
>> 
>> One last thing: Imagine the bolt is a jar of pickles someone just handed you 
>> while asking, "Can you open this for me?"  You turn the lid and it pops off 
>> with almost no effort, and you say, "You must have loosened it."  In other 
>> words, be gentle, spray some penetrating oil on it, and they walk away for a 
>> while.  Then try gently again later, and repeat until the thing comes off.
> 
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