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Old 02-08-2009, 05:30 PM
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How to remove oil-pan stud?

Well, my engine is anything but stock. I had to drop my oil pan this weekend (that's a whole other story) and managed to somehow strip out the front left stud (ARP stud kit). With the pan and gasket on, there is only about 2 threads showing, and the nut just cannot keep threading. All other studs are nice and tight. I tried to remove it with some vice grips, but could not get enough grip on it. What are my other options?

Here is the kit I bought to give you a better idea of what it looks like:
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...t=ARP-234-1901

And here is a kit I was looking at getting. Will this work? Anybody ever used one of these kits?
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...art=WMR-W89413

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If the stud is broken that close to the block that vise grips won't work, I doubt the "stud puller" set will have enough to grip either.

If the broken part is flat, you can punch it dead center with a center punch and drill and try an Easy out. But if the stud is really stuck, the easyout will probably break of over cranked. Might be easier to drill it slowly and working up in size until you can run a tap through it and clean it out. Not going to be fun no matter how you end up doing it.
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If the stud is broken that close to the block that vise grips won't work, I doubt the "stud puller" set will have enough to grip either.

If the broken part is flat, you can punch it dead center with a center punch and drill and try an Easy out. But if the stud is really stuck, the easyout will probably break of over cranked. Might be easier to drill it slowly and working up in size until you can run a tap through it and clean it out. Not going to be fun no matter how you end up doing it.
aye. The stud itself is not broken. There is not enough good threading on the outside for a good enough bite for the nut. I tried two different nuts to eliminate the possibility that the nut is the stripped one.

Do you know how that set works? Is it supposed to grab onto the threads? I don't know much about it, and it's a Sunday, so I can't go calling and asking. My vice grips aren't the best either (Taiwan's finest). Do you know what vice grips may work? Thanks Jmark.
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Oil pan stud

If you have access to welder, Build up stud with welding to get a grip with v-gripps to remove. Make sure pan is on or base is covered well. jim
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If you have access to welder, Build up stud with welding to get a grip with v-gripps to remove. Make sure pan is on or base is covered well. jim
I don't personally own one, but have a friend that does. That's a good idea. Thanks Jim.
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Depending how aggressive you were when you placed the stud, you may try cutting a slot in the stud with a dremel, and use a screwdriver. I have removed many this way. good luck.
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