Tech Uses Platinum Drill Bits and Exhaust Manifold Repair Kit To Remove Broken Extractor and Fix Broken Bolts

Like most northern-climate repair shops, the service department at a busy Ford Dealership northwest of Detroit, frequently fixes diesel engines tasked with hauling heavy workloads in harsh weather conditions. These experienced techs often butt heads with broken bolts caused by Michigan’s dramatic seasonal swings. Tom Easterwood is a diesel tech with more than 38 years…

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The Plague of Lost Shop Productivity — Broken Bolts

With more than 24 years of experience as a gas and diesel technician, Whitey Pfannenstiel has seen his fair share of complicated repairs during his journey to become the service manager of a Ford Dealership in Hays, Kansas. Along the way, Pfannenstiel and his team have continually overcome a persistent nemesis; the dreaded broken bolt.…

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