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M30 eccentric bolt issue

Posted: Nov 02, 2013 3:38 PM
by Jelmer538i
Today I was checking and adjusting the valve clearance on my E12 but on one eccentric bolt the tread is stripped with the nut still on it. I can't get the nut of now cause it stays pretty thight. Any suggestions how to get it off? I havent worked on M30's for 6 years or so.

Posted: Nov 02, 2013 5:59 PM
by BuzzBomb
Dremel.

Posted: Nov 02, 2013 7:17 PM
by mooseheadm5
BuzzBomb wrote:Dremel.
Too many abrasive particulates.

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We call it a nut splitter, but I don't know what you would call it.

Posted: Nov 02, 2013 8:04 PM
by BuzzBomb
mooseheadm5 wrote:
BuzzBomb wrote:Dremel.
Too many abrasive particulates.

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We call it a nut splitter, but I don't know what you would call it.
I'd call it "my ex".

Posted: Nov 02, 2013 9:55 PM
by oldskool
"Mother-in-law" tool?

Posted: Nov 02, 2013 10:29 PM
by BRRV
And buy the best "nut splitter" you can find. The cheap ones aren't worth much, they cleave badly, and don't have enough tensile strength - it's as if they are made of material that is too soft, so they don't cut. I have two.

Posted: Nov 03, 2013 3:30 PM
by Jelmer538i
Are those nuts regular steel or hardend steel?

Posted: Nov 03, 2013 4:28 PM
by mooseheadm5
Just regular steel

Re: M30 eccentric bolt issue

Posted: Aug 01, 2020 9:10 AM
by tschultz
Any suggestions or brand names? Seems that I have this problem on one of my cars :?