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Broken bit I was drilling out a hole in a metal piece and the bit broke off. How can I get the broken bit off? It broke off flush with the metal

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HAVE YOU TRYED USEING SOMETHING TO TRY TO TURN THE BIT BY PUTTING IT IN THE BITS FLUT OR CHANNELS AND REVERSING THE BIT BACK OUT OR A FEW TURNS TO GET PLIERS ON IT

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Drill it out , how big is the bit?

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YOU NEED TO BUY CORRECT SIZE NEW OIL DRAIN PLUG. YOU TO KNOW YOUR THREAD SIZE ON NEW OIL DRAIN BECAUSE YOU NEED THE RIGHT TAP AND DRILL BIT TO CENTER DRILL THE BROKE BOLT IN SIDE OIL PAN YOU NEED A CENTER PUNCH TO PUNCH A SMALL ENOUGH TO START THE DRILL BIT DEAD CENTER OF BROKE BOLT.OIL PAN NEED TO BE REMOVED TO DRILL HOLE STRAIGHT.THIS IN NOT A EASY JOB.EITHER YOU REPAIR OR DAMAGED OIL PAN DRAIN PLUG HOLE. YOU DRILL BIT HAS TO STRAIGHT WHILE DRILLING HOLE DEAD CENTER OF BROKEN BOLT YOU NEED TO MEASURE LENGHT OF OIL DRAIN PLUG BOLT. THEN USE A PIECE TAPE ON DRILL BIT WRAP A PIECE TAPE AROUND DRILL BIT THE DEPT YOU NEED TO DRILL THROUGH BOLT. LIKE I SAY THIS JOB TAKE SKILL AND A STRAIGHT HAND. BECAREFUL WITH DRILL AND WEAR SAFETY GOGGLES. DONT DO THIS FIX IF YOU NOT SURE OF MECHANIC SKILLS YOU WILL EITHER DAMAGE THE OIL PAN OR FIX THE PROBLEM.

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Header tried solutions offered previously


First, is the head off or is the bolt easily reachable? Your problem is common. The bits may be snapping because you are either pressing too hard or are changing angle while drill is in motion. The best thing you can do is first make a bit guide...Take a piece of steel at least 1/4" thick that is long enough to reach two adjacent bolts (use manifold as a template) drill both holes to the size of the studs. The one for the broken bolt should be substantially smaller and centered over the broken stud. Drill first with a bit of the same size you used to make the pilot hole. then go up to a size just slightly smaller than the stud, so threads are not damaged. I like using a reverse twist bit for this because the drill force and heat caused by drilling will often back the stud out. But those bits are hard to find. after the hole has been drilled, use a straight type thread remover (not an "easy out" ...they spread the stud and exert force against the threads actually making removal harder) straight type removers look a lot like torks bits and are tapped into place creating grooves that help turn the stud. you can apply some heat to the area, but generally just turn the stud out slowly, use lots of solvent and after each turn out, run it back in to clean the threads and prevent binding. Funny...It takes longer to write this than it does to actually do it!!! When replacing, put anti-seize compound on the new stud.
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