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M30 eccentric bolt issue

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Jelmer538i
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M30 eccentric bolt issue

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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.
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Dremel.
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Post 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.
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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".
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"Mother-in-law" tool?
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Post 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.
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Are those nuts regular steel or hardend steel?
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Just regular steel
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Re: M30 eccentric bolt issue

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Any suggestions or brand names? Seems that I have this problem on one of my cars :?
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