Advice: V6 coil pack bolts

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Advice: V6 coil pack bolts

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As per: all OK except ONE !

On dismantling all goes well, until I get to the last one which has been mullered into a nice round hole and looks as if it has been tightened with a pair of mole grips :(
I am a little worried about using a similar method as I do not wish to snap off the head of the bolt.

.....now can I hammer on a socket ?, should I hammer in a larger hex bit ?... without damaging the coil pack with the shock of doing this ? I am a little unsure how delicate these packs are.

Any other tips always accepted
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Re: Advice: V6 coil pack bolts

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I would first give the screw a few firm thumps with a hammer, using a flat face punch for access, it may just jolt it loose. Then I would hammer in a hex or torx bit that will be a tight fit, maybe an imperial hex bit if you have one a suitable size.
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Cheers chap.......I was thinking about a torx bit
I have plug gas on it atm so I am waiting...........but the woodburner is on so it will be warmer in there later tonight :)
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maybe cut a slot into the head and twist it out that way, any way of welding a nut onto it?
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Re: Advice: V6 coil pack bolts

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GOT IT.....hammered a Torx bit into it :)....gulp. The forward coil pack came out fine after that.
The No.1 plug socket had a little oil but not much and it soaked up with some paper towel.

I then removed the intake chamber to access the rear bank coil pack.
Interestingly I found another LeBodge.....
No bolts holding it in !............ a strip of pine with some foam stapled to it to hold it down with pressure from the intake chamber !....WTFudge !
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Funny how the coil pack screws always seem to get very tight... They don't need to be!

Pleased you sorted it Alasdair :D
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Re: Advice: V6 coil pack bolts

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LOL....well the rear one came out easy for sure :rofl2:
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Stickyfinger wrote:I then removed the intake chamber to access the rear bank coil pack.
Interestingly I found another LeBodge.....
No bolts holding it in !............ a strip of pine with some foam stapled to it to hold it down with pressure from the intake chamber !....WTFudge !
Just saw this...

Which engine is this on Alasdair? Ex-GG, the Latvian or the Frenchie?

Good job you have some spares ;)
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Re: Advice: V6 coil pack bolts

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"LeBodge" ?....guess ? :)...........morning, yep the French one.

Lack of a bloody plug spanner stopped play last night anyway.........I am sooooo THICK , nothing like planning ahead :)

When are you next down Jim, Dad's birthday ?
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Re: Advice: V6 coil pack bolts

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That's shocking. My money would have been on the Latvian..

You need a good plug spanner for the V6, a deep one with a rubber bung in it to grab the plug...
Stickyfinger wrote: When are you next down Jim, Dad's birthday ?
Yep, on the 6th. It'll be only a very quick flying visit due to on-going family happenings...

Looking forward to seeing you and all this polishing in the metal :D
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Re: Advice: V6 coil pack bolts

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To be honest, the LeBodge obviously worked well :)

I checked, the head bolts have never been touched....so that was as far as they had gone.......so I suspect no further problems

As always Jim, any time, just pop in for a quick pit-stop.

Off to Halfords :)