I was installing a pair of Riddler covers/lube locker gaskets yesterday. The lube locker instructions specifically say to torque to 35 ft-lbs. I've been told that the included hardware is weak and that it should replaced with grade 8's. I did that.
I was slowing upping my torque tightening with the recommended pattern, and "crack", I broke a Grade 8 at 30 ft-lbs on the lower hole on my rear D44.
So, I went down to O'rielly's and got a couple bolt extractors and headed home. I first tried to drill it out with a 3/16" bit, and it broke off flush in the bolt. Tried a 1/4" bit and it broke, too, but fell out. On the second 1/4" bit, I got a nice bore into the bolt and tried the recommended extractor for that size. My luck, that one busted also.
I know I was a little aggressive with the first bit that broke, but I was very gentle with the others. I'm at a loss now. What do I do. I don't have access to heat or a welder. I'm wondering if I need to take it to a shop at this point.
Also, there's a shop about 3/4" mile from my house. Do you think it would be okay to drive that far with only the oil left over in the diff after the flush? I don't want to waste oil if it'll have to be replaced for a short trip.
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