Things were going slowly but well on my install last night until I sheared off the passenger side motor mount bolt while putting everything back together (at about midnight - sigh). Here are the key questions on my mind this morning:
- Will I be able to extract the bolt with a standard big box vendor-issue bolt extractor (?
- If so, how big should the pilot hole be (i.e., how big a bit will I need for sufficient grip)?
- Am I likely to need to re-tap the bolt hole?
Any other warnings or suggestions would also be appreciated.
Adding a little more info: the bolt is on the forward side of the passenger motor mount. This is the bolt closest to the manifold crosspipe. The bolt is sizeable with a 14 mm head (or it did have such a head). I have plenty of access but it is a grade 8 bolt so just drilling a tap hole is a chore. As yet, I haven't managed to get enough torque on an extractor to back out the remains.