Tech Builds Big Rep Repairing Broken Bolts

S-N-A-P…the unthinkable happened, an 8-millimeter tap busted off in the cylinder head exhaust manifold mounting port of a 2015 Ford F-550 6.8L Triton. Worse yet, it happened during a botched repair attempt a franchise shop made on a delivery truck for a major metropolitan newspaper. Every day the vehicle is offline means lost revenue and…

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Cylinder Head Repair Kit With Blind Prosert Lets Techs Make A Quick, Leak-Free Repair, Saving 15 Hours of Work

PITTSBURGH, PA, August 19, 2022 — ProMAXX Tool’s new Cylinder Head Repair Kit, which includes the new Blind ProSert, allows technicians to rescue a botched repair where an attempt to drill out a broken exhaust manifold bolt has penetrated the cylinder head. After fully extracting the damaged bolt, a technician uses a machine-shop-grade tooling tap…

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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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