Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: NW PA Grandvalley
Re: press in rocker stud DIY ?
The studs work-harden over the years and break at the weakest point that works the most - usually at the last thread.
I agree - pull both and have screw-in studs installed.
Very true, I had one break off and took it to one shop and he worked on it for hours trying to drill it out. Broke a couple of very expensive bits. He finally got the one repaired but, refused to replace the others. I took it to a friend who had a special press he put together to pull studs. He did all of them and threaded the heads for studs. One shop refused to even try to do it. So there's no way I could have removed that broken stud myself.
These were Dooe heads that had had a very nice port job done to them. I still have them on a spare 306.
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