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hello when i did my valve adjustment on my honda rancher 420 the spot to turn the engine to get it tdc it has 3 bolt holding on the cover well when i went to put it back on i barley tightened it and the bolt snapped on the top right corner anyway its in to tight of a spot to get a drill in there is there any other way to get it out?:sad
 

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Bummer probably have to remove the side case cover. I would take a pic to a machine shop see what they might do/charge. They might have a small angle drill
 

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as of right now i have gasket maker around the hole to make sure it doesnt leak but want to get that stud out not sure what to do
 

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Hi: Did you use a torque wrench? Did you remove the cover after the bolt snapped off to see if you could use small vise grips or small center punch -- small chisel to remove it. The 2 bolts should be okay to hold the cover on -- no oil should leak from there if the seal is good.
 

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hello when i did my valve adjustment on my honda rancher 420 the spot to turn the engine to get it tdc it has 3 bolt holding on the cover well when i went to put it back on i barley tightened it and the bolt snapped on the top right corner anyway its in to tight of a spot to get a drill in there is there any other way to get it out?:sad
I do not know precisely what bolt you are referring or how difficult it would be extract/drill, but this may be an option, see video. Before attempting to weld on an ATV, I would take the necessary steps to protect the ATV, electrical, ECM., etc.,
 

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I did not use a torque wrench but I can guarantee that it wasn't over torqued might have from the previous owner tho any way the seal is in 100 percent condition I don't believe it will leak either so I used gasket maker (just to be safe)
 

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I did not use a torque wrench but I can guarantee that it wasn't over torqued might have from the previous owner tho any way the seal is in 100 percent condition I don't believe it will leak either so I used gasket maker (just to be safe)
Personally, I have been lucky to not have a similar issue and will be getting a small torque wrench, assuming St. Nick remember tonight.....
 
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