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    They have to also take out the adjacent injectors to clear up some space for the drill...Not as simple as you thinkg and 100 dollars is not going to fix this...I would imagine 200-250
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by E36graduate Click here to enlarge
    Not bringing it to the dealer was a good start, probably would have got you for $400......sir we need to reprogram the injectors, etc, etc! I bet $100 at the guy you bring it to, tops!
    Agreed. This is why I made this last year about the same time Click here to enlarge:

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    All I need is the screw removed and the threads in the hole inspected and verified undamaged. After that I can do everything else, which was the plan anyway.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by vasillalov Click here to enlarge
    Will the screw extractor fit in this area? It's pretty tight in there...
    I'd be careful with a screw extractor. They can snap pretty easily too if you aren't familiar with using them and go in at a slight angle while twisting.

    It's hard to see just what you're up against but getting a pro involved sounds like a good idea if you're not comfortable with this.

    If I had to do it, I'd try a long drill (if needed) and just tap it oversize and be done with it. My results with screw extractors in situations like this was never that great.

    Good luck man.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BavarianBullet Click here to enlarge
    If I had to do it, I'd try a long drill (if needed) and just tap it oversize and be done with it. My results with screw extractors in situations like this was never that great.

    Good luck man.
    My thoughts exactly.

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    On a M6 bolt,I use a 3.5mm drill,drill down approx 6-10mm into the snapped bolt(in the center of course).

    Then tap in a suitable torx or inhex socket same depth as the drilling hole and remove the bolt.

    Very low risk of destroying the thread and also of snapping the tool(nothing is worse than a hardened steel tool that snapped off and you have to drill it out!).

    If the bolt turns and then gets stuck,just screw it in 1/2 or full turn,then extract it again and repeat procedure if necessary until bolt is removed..

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    Well, the car is at the shop. They are bringing in a machinist with specialized tools to get it done. Hopefully it will be piece of cake.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by vasillalov Click here to enlarge
    Well, the car is at the shop. They are bringing in a machinist with specialized tools to get it done. Hopefully it will be piece of cake.
    wow, my shop got it out really quick and easy. did not even pay for it.
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    This does seem disastrously overcomplicated, if the shop had to bring in someone with special tools. Ugh. Hope nothing bad happend. Click here to enlarge

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    Well, the shop did not have the necessary extension for the easy out. So they are bringing in a machinist with the necessary extension to remove the stuck piece tomorrow. This is how things are when I left the shop this afternoon:

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    You can see they carefully and very cleanly drilled a hole right at the center of the bolt piece. They did not even have to remove any of the coils, wiring or fuel injectors.
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    Goodluck!
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    UPDATE:

    Well, $120 later IT LIVES AGAIN!

    They managed to remove the broken bolt completely without damaging the threads in the head. Very very clean execution and well worth the time and the money in my opinion. Once the bolt was removed, I had the injector replaced, coded in and the engine bay buttoned up in 30 minutes.
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    good to hear
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    That went a lot better than it could have.
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    Great.
    Shows what a prof mechanic with the right tools can do for you, even in a tight spot.
    Good decision. And for a decent price.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
    Great.
    Shows what a prof mechanic with the right tools can do for you, even in a tight spot.
    Good decision. And for a decent price.

    Exactly my thoughts. They did not even have to remove the surrounding injectors or coils. I was totally impressed by how clean and precise the execution was. I would not have been able to accomplish this myself. Not on the first try at least.
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    $120 isnt that bad! congrats on getting it out

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    vasillalov,
    This is good to hear. Congrats on an easy fix. As chriscote said, $120 is a deal. I have learned with repairs like this, it is often better to pay a bit and cut your losses than attempt something out of your comfort zone that could cost an awful lot if you make a mistake.

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    good job

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