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just broke a sump plate stud when dfitting new gaskets n plate and old strainer :( but i did not excessivly tighten them :confused: they were only just starting to get tight and i was only using a 3 inch long socket wrench so not exactly torquey, any ideas why it happend? and any tips for getting it out? i have not yet took the plate back off but it looks to me like there is not any stud extruding from the case.

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The stud had maybe been over tightened sometime before which had weakened it a bit, i broke one once so now always replace the studs whenever i change the oil.

does the stud go into a blind hole? if it isnt you might have enough stud sticking through to screw it out from the inside. if not, if you have a welder you might be able to weld a nut on to the remains of the stud to remove it, but try not to heat the crankcase too much as it can burn if it gets too hot!
 
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