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Whats the simplest way of getting this bolt out of the block without taking the engine out? the xe is in my mini and the sump bolt thats broken is between the gearbox and the sump next to the flywheel.

ta for any help.
 

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It looks like just the head has sheared off. Will it be tight? could I tap it open round the edges with small flat screw driver and hammer?? It's just a bit awkward to get anything in the gap between the sump and the flywheel.
 

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lol

It might have snapped the head because it has cross threaded too though, in which case it won't twist out nice and easy.

In that case, a flexishaft or small drill with an easyout, or whatever they are called attached would get it out after you chuck a pilot hole in it.

Depends as to whether it's cross threaded, or you just tightened it a bit too much ;) Been there, done that...
 

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It wasn't cross-threaded, just over enthusiastic tightening! And its a steel sump so no cracking problems there.

Thanks for your help guys…
 
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