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I have a 96 tdi passat with a broken crank bolt. I may need a total motor in Seattle any sugestions?:eek:eek
 

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Welcome to the forum. welcometomyturbodies

It depends how bad the motor is before the bolt broke whether you replace to total unit. Getting out broken bolts is a pot lucky situation some come out easy and some can be very hard it depends on what torque was used intially.

You can do it with an Easy Out. Now there are cheap ones which may shear of themselves or more expensive ones which are better. It will depend how acurate you can drill in the centre of the old bolt have you have centre punched the middle.
 

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We need more details...

Did the bolt break while the engine was running? In that case you have valve and lifter damage at the very least...

Those bolts are known for working their way to becoming loose and the sprocket often damages the nub on the crankshaft... If this is the case... depending on the damage to the crank... you may wish to replace the engine if you can find a decent used one...

If the bolt simply sheared while you were changing it, it's not all that tragic... once there's no more clamping force on the sprocket, the rest of the bolt should turn fairly easily and as long as you don't get too cheap an easy-out, you should be able to turn it out...

Good luck,

Yuri
 
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