Broken tap - Team Camaro Tech
Troubleshooting Diagnosing problems done here.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 27th, 06, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
Steve
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: central New York
Posts: 1,644
Broken tap

Does anyone have a solution to remove a broken tap. I was cleaning out the threads in an exhaust manifold and it came loose frm the vise, fell on the floor and of course landed on the tap breaking it off. It's not super tight as I was just cleaning the threads using oil and tightening and loosening but it is recessed about 1/4" inside the manifold.

1969 Z28

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1969 Firebird 400

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My new project for 2010 DONE/ Sold.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2002 Camaro SS LE/SLP
67 Nova SS 327, M20, 3.73
nashcar is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 27th, 06, 03:18 PM
Gold Lifetime Member
Harry
 
dawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Colebrook CT.
Posts: 4,017
Re: Broken tap

depending on the size needle nose pliers .
or get the tool to remove broken taps.
looks like 2 prongs that fit into the flutes of the broken piece.
btw in the future dont use taps to clean threads.
use thread chasers.
at least thats what the pros use


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

434 stroker
US Navy retired

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
dawg is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 27th, 06, 03:24 PM
Gold Lifetime Member
Kevin
 
SixtyAte's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: S. Eastern Massachusetts
Posts: 5,536
Re: Broken tap

You could try to use a prick punch, tapping easily round and round counter clockwise seeing its just below the surface. After a few turns you could grab it with vice grips. Worst case scenario is to drill the center of the bolt using a carbide bit, then use an easy-out to rotate it out.

Kev
SixtyAte is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 27th, 06, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
Steve
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: central New York
Posts: 1,644
Re: Broken tap

Thanks guys, tried the punch,to far in. I'll try the removal tool.

1969 Z28

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1969 Firebird 400

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My new project for 2010 DONE/ Sold.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2002 Camaro SS LE/SLP
67 Nova SS 327, M20, 3.73
nashcar is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 27th, 06, 04:27 PM
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Sunny So. Cal
Posts: 3,064
Re: Broken tap

Quote:
Originally Posted by SixtyAte View Post
You could try to use a prick punch, tapping easily round and round counter clockwise seeing its just below the surface. After a few turns you could grab it with vice grips. Worst case scenario is to drill the center of the bolt using a carbide bit, then use an easy-out to rotate it out.

Kev
Just like Kev said. Drill it and use an easy-out to remove the broken tap. Anything else used, might damage the threads.

67 RS Camaro 327/ 350 Holley 650cfm > Edelbrock Performer Intake > Pertronix Ignition > Accel Super Stock Coil and Wires > Hedman Hedders > Hotchkis Performance Springs > 15" Rallys all around


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Camaro buds until the end!!!
Camaro Dave is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Heater tap location lazyone Heating & Cooling 6 May 11th, 06 01:25 AM
Broken Tranny Mount SSmoked24 Transmission & Driveline 1 Dec 22nd, 05 04:29 PM
Broken Transmission Mount? SSmoked24 Camaro Tech 3 Dec 22nd, 05 03:36 PM
throwout bearing/ fork broken jks67SS396 Transmission & Driveline 4 Oct 19th, 03 08:37 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome