It’s probably just me but I’ve never had any luck with any of the types of easy outs working on rusty frozen fasteners. Getting them cherry red usually works as someone already mentioned but I had one a little bit ago on an old aluminum mag that I guess had become one with the nut and it still wouldn’t move.
> On Sep 12, 2020, at 12:52 PM, Big Al via MML <mml@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> This tool is better than an easy out for removing broken bolts right or
> left hand thread.
> Lots of suppliers for left hand wheel lugs nuts and lug bolts. Back in the
> 60's we used to alternate right and left hand lugs to prevent theft.
>> On Sat, Sep 12, 2020 at 7:34 AM Ken Cullinan via MML <
>> The nice thing about unsticking lug nuts vs. say an exhaust manifold bolt
>> is that the threads are “exposed”.
>> I have never run into a lug nut that heating the nut bright orange hasn’t
>> freed (focus the flame on the outside of the nut). Let it cool slowly
>> (don’t throw water on it and make the stud brittle) and try again.
>> I was going to say then use a large bolt extractor, but Left hand lugs
>> rules that out. Chisel may work, especially an air chisel to shake things
>> up. From there, I’d start whacking cheap, slightly undersized Chinese
>> sockets on the nut and back it off that way.
>> Ken C.
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