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Broken exhaust This really burns my britches. The two nicest days of the year and I am without a ride. Simple job. Take off old, full of holes, rusted exhaust and put on new bright shiny clean one. Left side come off no problem. Right side..oh look, I never noticed that there was a bolt missing here...and then....oomph....this one broke off, too! Damn! Ok...drill out the center of one. Get a nice little hardened steel bolt retracter...turn it counter clock wise.....Damn! That broke off too! What now? I mean really. What now? I have about a half a cm to work with on one bolt and nothing sticking out on the one with the hardened steel piece inside. I could really use anyone's advise and help here.

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The sad fact is, you will probably be etter off removing the head and having the busted bolt removed and repaired, either by you or a machine shop. You have limited room, a ruined, hardned extractor in there.... going any farther with it in place will most likely F-it up more.

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