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Broken oil filter bolt

1982 gs 650 GL. i snapped one of the oil filter bolts that hold the oil filter cover one, i was wondering what all i had to do to replace that bolt.

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What you need to do depends on where the bolt broke. Is there enough of a stem left to get a pair fo vise grips on it? If so, then go to "Plan A". If not then do "Plan B" etc...

  • "Plan A"...Put some WD40 on the stem and keep the stem damp for an hour or so. Intermittently tap the stem lightly with a plastic screwdriver handle to set up vibrations. Now wipe the stem and break out your Weller soldering gun. Heat the stem with the gun for about 5 minutes. Now put the vise grips on the stem (at a right angle if possible) clamp down tight and see if the stem will screw out. A bit stronger tapping while trying to turn would be good.
  • "Plan B"... Cut off what is left of the stem and grind to a flat surface parallel to the case mounting flange. Center punch the bolt then drill out the center of the bolt. Use a drill bit smaller than the bolt and DRILL CAREFULLY. Drilling at a bad angle can mean drilling into the case. That's a no - no. Use a screw extractor to remove the remnants of the bolt.
  • "Plan C"... Okay, the drill went in at an angle and some of the threads were destroyed or the case got pretty well drilled. Use a tap and die set for re-tapping the old threads back to the original thread. Put in a new bolt and see if the cover plate will seal up when mounted. If so, you are done.
  • "Plan D"... Remove the bolt but leave the cover in place. Now determine if it would work to drill the cover plate and case at the same time then thread the larger case hole for a larger bolt.
  • "Plan E"... So plan "D" is not viable. Would Liquid steel fill the hole such that it could be drilled and tapped?
  • "Plan F"... Take the bike to a machine shop and let them do the bolt removal. I endorse this plan if you lack tools and really don't want to risk doing it yourself.
Please rate this solution. Thanks!

Posted on Apr 18, 2009


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