Re: Damn!! Broken exh stud...questions - Saab 9-5 Bulletin Board - Saabnet.com
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Sometimes it is possible but it takes quite a bit of finesse and extractor tools.
When you drill the pilot hole for the extractor you have to be so double sure that you are in the center of the stud because you really don't get any second chances and you have to screw the stud in first and then remove the first outer layers of thread in the cylinder head so that the stud can be removed.
The shoulder of the stud has damaged the first threads and if you try to brute your way out with the extractor, you most likely break it and then you have even more problems.
I have done it a few times as a cheap/quick solution but it can go very wrong if you don't know the ins and outs in removing broken studs to begin with.
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