Water Pump Bolt Broke Off Inside (with Pictures)

Discussion in 'Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech' started by j0rd4n, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. It's not that it's necessarily a big deal. It's more that the majority of us have either been there, or barely dodged that bullet and kissed the ground because of it. LOL
  2. If you have a drill press and a file you can make your own stepped stud. I have done it, but it takes a lot of care and measuring to get it right. Chuck the treaded stud in the drill press, turn the drill press on and go at the stud with a file. It takes a sharp eye and a micrometer or very good dial caliper to get the diameter right. Then tread the reduced portion with the correct size die and you are done.
  3. Congratulations on dogding a bullet. We've all had that one OH CRAP moment at least once in our lives working on cars.

    PLEASE tell me you coated that bolt in antisieze. I would have also preferred a SS bolt.
  4. haha thanks i appreciate everyones help. please dont think what you said fell on deaf ears. im just so novice it seems i overlook a lot of things and then ending up learning them myself even when someone has already told me.

    yes i did antisieze it for now although by october its gonna be stored for the winter and completely torn down and rebuilt. its only my DD until snow hits.

    my brother wants to completely rebuild it with me... hes the master mechanic not me lol. i did this in a bind because my brother is using my only other vehicle because his is now a paper weight and he was too busy for the last two weeks to help me.

    thanks for everyones help i learned a TON
  5. ^^^^:cheers: we've all had our Chernobyl Disaster Meltdown!!!

    ^^^^Funny @ss sh!t right there!!! Glad we can laugh about it now :rlaugh:
  6. I went through nearly the exact same thing on my 89....did the oversized bolt but I think it was on the timing cover only as I did the water pump and chain at the same time. Had the help of a machinist buddy who came over and helped.

    You gave me bad flashbalcks! :eek: