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Old 08-21-2011, 01:53 PM   #11
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Default Re: stripped and broken bolts on rear brakes, what now?

Heat ,"off the bat" will soften the loktite (initially) and soften the steel too (if you continue to 'red' heat).

Suggest use some more loktite when installing (or just put silicone RTV on the threads) ... if roadsalt causes corrosion issues.

"Impact" rated sockets with 6 points pretty much never fail. If you have a local tool jobber the sockets usually cost $8-12 ... and last forever.


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