Taking care of your own car is highly necessary so you can continue using it as much as possible. When its manifold bolts get broken, that would mean you must do your part in fixing it. Leaving that behind can affect badly on the vehicle efficiency or safety. Just know that the steps are certainly not that hard as long as you have the proper guide on doing it. Many owners could even do it themselves after familiarizing the process anyway.
The first step is to be familiar with the parts and components. You cannot simply follow some tips without being able to determine what each part is called and the functions it brings. In doing some research online, you get to see diagrams and info about every part. In learning those, you are now ready in checking out ideas for repairing broken exhaust manifold bolt.
Many car manuals have this covered. Do not simply throw those manuals away since repair tips are part of there too. As mentioned before in knowing its components, the manual shall be useful in that aspect anyway. You should have read that manual before even using the vehicle as you cannot ignore the information stated there.
Gather the right materials. Products are necessary in cleaning, drilling, installing, and others. Manually doing the repair is quite impossible if you do not have the equipment. Be sure everything is complete until it all becomes convenient later on. Repairers always bring their tools and equipment in the first place so those cannot merely be forgotten.
Remove those exhaust bolts first. Loosening those is how it works until you can completely remove it. The damaged product is not worth keeping already anyway. What matters most is you get to completely take it out without too much hassle. Be careful in establishing it though since doing it reckless may have other components nearby to get affected and those may cause another problem perhaps.
Bolts are later soaked with penetrating grease cutters for a couple of hours. Expect that to happen for around six hours so try to be really patient about it as well. Doing it quickly might lose its effectiveness instead. You shall be heating such product using propane torch. While pulling it out later on, vise grips are necessary for your safety in not getting burned.
What follows next is the cleaning process. You start this up by drilling its broken bolt within the engine block. That is likely that hole involved there by the way. Drilling such holes with tap helps a lot until its gunk or metal shaving shall be cleaned properly. Never forget to use wire brush in cleaning bolts.
Before you replace anything, grab a sample of it to any decent auto shop. You shall show it to the workers involved there until the correct replacement is given to you later on. Wrong replacements are definitely not worth investing as those would only be wasted.
Now carefully install those new exhausts to end this. You may use your fingers to tighten it even more. However, torque wrenches are more reliable in terms of tightening until a good grip is established. When a similar situation happens next time, you know what to do.