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post #1 of 14 Old 08-12-2019, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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Another Coolant Drain Bolt gone....

Go Titanium they said...theyíre stronger they said.

Anyways waddup my zx6r fam. Long time no Tapatalk.

Anyways so no $hit there I was after draining some of the coolant from the bike via drain bolt.



Realized there was still PLENTY more to be drained looking at the reservoir, I decided to button up the coolant drain bolt with a nice new Blue(for coolant) drain bolt that was ready for safety wire. Hand tighten...tighter...*hears the washer crush*...SNAP!





Yea. I canít believe that happened. What is this thread #284849 of that bolt breaking?

Do a coolant flush(engine ice to water wetter) they said...itís straight forward TDJ said...
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That's bizarre..... Contact the vendor and get a new part, or your money back. You should've pulled the threads out of the housing before that bolt would break.

Probably better to disassemble the pump housing so you can back the broken part out without damaging the housing....

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That's odd. Titanium bolts should definitely be stronger than the stock junk bolts. That doesn't mean you can go all gorilla on them though lol But if it broke without having applied much torque, then there was something wrong with that particular one. I've had good experience with Ti bolts in the past.

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So I canít lie, I was definitely man handling it beyond its abilities.

I never thought about taking the cover off. Nevertheless off to the dealership she goes

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They probably sold u an aluminum bolt and claimed its titanium.
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They probably sold u an aluminum bolt and claimed its titanium.
It is hard to tell from the picture. Looking at it from the fracture side should give a better indication. But it's certainly a possibility lol

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They probably sold u an aluminum bolt and claimed its titanium.
So................. more shittastic chinese junk

That is my bet, chinese "Ti"
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gotta torque them boltz with a torquey wrench boi

I tend to get things right on the secon... fourth attempt
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Dude, that's a M6x1.0 bolt. They can't take shit for torque.

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Itís got a crush washer .... just (hand) snug it up and if it doesnít leak youíre golden.
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Itís got a crush washer .... just (hand) snug it up and if it doesnít leak youíre golden.
Don't forget thread locker. Forgot to use thread locker on a cam sensor on a VW. Thing fell out and ate the timing belt. Luckily 1/2 of the timing belt was still on and didn't cause it to skip timing. Roughly the same size of that coolant bolt.

That's what I initially thought when I read the title thread, that it came out on it's own.

Also I can vouch for 3/8'' tekton 10-120 in lbs torque wrench on amazon for 45$. Used it to seat my camshafts on my 07 zx6r. Got it on amazon. I would check harbor freight first though.
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You do not need thread locker on the drain coolant bolt...
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87in-lb and safety wire. That's all.

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