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Broken nipple

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:23 am
by pelletouse
Good morning guys
I'm after some advice or tips on how to take off half of the nipple that is still in the outboard hole.
I was trying to grease the steering nipple on my outboard mercury 30 hp, i couldnt see the grease going in so i try to loose the nipple off and without forcing the nipple just broke off with half of the nipple still in the thread.

Thanks in advance

Re: Broken nipple

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:11 pm
by Matt Flynn
Ditto, I've got busted nipples on my ride-on mower blade spindles, I was going to try to grind a slot in them with a Dremel for a screwdriver to fit, what's the proper tradie way?

Re: Broken nipple

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:51 pm
by Sullo
Left hand drill bits or ezi-out,only because i have them.

Re: Broken nipple

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:48 pm
by pelletouse
Thanks guys for your good advice!
Anyone here would be capable to help me out instead of going ro the workshop and get cherged an harm?
Any help would be appreciate as i dont have any a tool? I can pay a in homemade beer or a 6 pack of your choice
Thanks in advance

Re: Broken nipple

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:45 pm
by Matt Flynn
"Left hand drill bits" - learn something every day!

Re: Broken nipple

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:10 pm
by Swoffa
Eazy-out
Pick up a set for about $15 from Bunnings

Busted nipples sound painful :D

Re: Broken nipple

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:15 pm
by al57
yep left hand threads/tapping gear work great i have some very old ones that still work a treat on getting busted thread out of gear

Re: Broken nipple

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:28 am
by pelletouse
Thanks swoffa
I'll grab a set for that price.
And thanks for all your good advice this afternoon
I managed to take the thread out
Cheers

Re: Broken nipple

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:10 pm
by theodosius
Well done

Re: Broken nipple

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:33 pm
by Matt Flynn
Good vid here on Eazy-Outs, have to get a set. Makes it look easy, most bolts are rusted in better than this one tho ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMrDYJvY0Ts

Re: Broken nipple

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:51 pm
by pelletouse
Thanks for the video Matt