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While snowman's scientific explanation behind why this method may work is open to debate (and I do see one or two potential holes in the theory), I see no reason for everyone to doubt that it doesn't work. If he says it works, then it probably works, namely for the reasons he says (breaking down the Loctite). Common sense would say that the stud expands in the hole, but snowman is saying heat the stud, break the Loctite, and then let it cool down, and then remove it (at least I think that's what he's saying). There is more than one way to skin a cat - I think we all need to be a little more open minded here. Let's save the barbs for engines supported by 2x4s, and 2-pronged engine stands.

Heating the bond (whether you heat the stud or the case) will expand both the stud and the case, and break corrosive bonds that exist there. Cooling the case down again will cause everything to contract, but the bonds will be broken. Whether you heat the case or the stud - whatever works is whatever works.

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Old 08-13-2003, 03:10 AM
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