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DIESEL TECH USES BULLIT TO SLICE TIME AND COST: HOW TO REMOVE BROKEN BOLTS ON CAT 3176C DIESEL ENGINES

DIESEL TECH USES BULLIT TO SLICE TIME AND COST: HOW TO REMOVE BROKEN BOLTS ON CAT 3176C DIESEL ENGINES

Heavy equipment technicians and owners often deal with broken bolts throughout the lifetime of the machines. Without precision-designed repair kits, repairs are difficult and lead to extended machine down times. Learn how diesel technicians are using the Bullit bolt tools and repair kits to get machinery repaired faster and easier.

Diesel Technician Uses Bullit Tool To Slice Time and Cost

Justin Tarr is an experienced field service technician with Kozik Brothers, Inc. The company is an excavating and construction contractor with multiple pieces of heavy equipment in its inventory. Justin Tarr has vast experience working on a variety of diesel and gas engines for the business operations. He often encounters broken bolts on exhaust manifolds, intake valves and more.

When Tarr came across busted intake mounting bolts on a Caterpillar 3176C Diesel Engine Compactor, he remembered seeing a live, in-shop demo of a tool designed to make engine repairs simpler and faster. So, he encouraged his company to acquire the Bullit® Exhaust Manifold Repair (EMR) Kit from ProMAXX Tool.

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“When I opened the Bullit tool kit for the first time, it looked easy to use,” Tarr said. “Then, I watched a how-to video on the ProMAXX Tool YouTube channel. Once you get the bushings lined up, it’s simple to drill out the broken bolts. It works for linear, vertical, horizontal, and even diagonal bolt patterns.”

As a trained diesel engine technician, Tarr knows it is essential to keep his company’s heavy equipment up and running. Every hour that a vehicle is in the shop means it is not out on the job performing its primary function.

“Repairing broken bolts like this can turn into a time-consuming, nightmare scenario,” Tarr said. “You may have to pull the head and send it out to a machine shop. It can take a full day to remove it. And, who knows how backed up the shop is? We may not get it back for days. This can cost thousands of dollars and extend equipment downtime.”

According to Tarr, thanks to the Bullit, it took him less than four hours to drill, tap, and restore two broken studs on the head and two more on the Caterpillar 815 F Diesel’s intake.

“WE SAVED TIME AND MONEY ON THE VERY FIRST REPAIR,” TARR SAID. “IF YOU CAN PAY OFF THE COST OF A TOOL WITH ONE REPAIR, IT’S WORTH KEEPING ON YOUR SHELF.”

Tarr also appreciates the customer service he received from ProMAXX Tool. He believes the ProMAXX team brought a family experience to the relationship. “We are passionate about what we do,” said ProMAXX Tool Advisor Kelly Schreffler. “We go above and beyond what customers expect. And we provide free, 24-7 customer support.”

Because Tarr was at a worksite near ProMAXX Tool’s Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania headquarters, Schreffler was able to go out to the field to personally deliver extra drill bits to the technician. While she was there, she proactively showed Tarr another diesel engine tool kit she thought he may need in the future.

Bullit has adjustable carriages that configure the jig to the exact overlay of almost any linear bolt pattern

Thanks to the Bullit bolt repair kits, it only took Tarr half a day to drill out two studs on the head and two more on the Caterpillar 815 F Diesel’s intake.

Experienced diesel techs Justin Tarr and Ben Patton say the Bullit’s ease of use and its time savings are well worth the cost of the tool kit.

We are passionate about what we do,” said ProMAXX Tool Expert Tool Advisor Kelly Schreffler. “We go above and beyond to exceed customer's expectations.”

BULLIT BOLT REPAIR KITS ADAPT TO THESE DIESEL ENGINE MODELS & MORE

General Motors

Ford Motor Company

Power Stroke

Cummins Diesel

Caterpillar Diesel

Intrnatnal Trucks

Volvo Engines

Dodge Engines

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Bullit has adjustable carriages that configure the jig to the exact overlay of nearly any linear bolt pattern, eliminating manufacturing machine intolerances. The kit comes with three fasteners that lock the sliding carriages down to replicate the bolt pattern precisely. This ensures precision and alignment for perfect perpendicularity and spot-on center drilling.

It ships completely as an Extractorless™ repair system. Machine-shop-grade drill bits, along with tap and guide bushings, eliminate the risk of a broken extractor. The Bullit all-in-one adaptable kit allows for easy repairs on exhaust manifolds, intake manifolds, water pumps, valve covers, oil pan bolts and almost any other application involving a linear bolt pattern.

There are six different size versions of the Bullit kit ranging from 8mm-125 to 12mm-175. Bullit even works on vintage engine applications that use 3/8-inch bolts/studs, such as the Chevy 350, or Ford 460. The repair system was engineered to service many different engine types: Ford, GM, Dodge, Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit Diesel, International, John Deere, Kubota, Volvo and vintage engine applications that use 3/8-inch bolts/studs.

ProMAXX Tool produces a wide variety of repair kits designed specifically for diesel engines. These include exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) repair kits for the Ford 6.7L Power Stroke Diesel, and Mack MP8 and Volvo D13 Diesel Engines. Additionally, the company offers kits to repair Ford 6.4L Power Stroke Turbo Y Pipes and Ford 6.7L Diesel Fuel Injector Hold Down Bolts.

There are also tool kits engineered to assist in repairing broken exhaust manifold bolts on the GM 6.6L Duramax Diesel and Duramax Turbo Pedestal as well as the Ford 6.7 Power Stroke. Plus, the versatile and adaptable Bullit Collection provides for precise repairs on many different gas and diesel enginertes.

Ben Patton works with Tarr repairing diesel engines for Kozik Brothers, Inc. “If you’re trying to drill out broken bolts freehand and you go off-center, there’s no going back,” he said. “I’d recommend the Bullit to other diesel technicians because of its ease of use and the time savings it delivers. The advantages of using the Bullit tool kit are well worth the cost of the tool.”

ADDITIONAL DIESEL ENGINE TOOLING FROM PROMAXX

Nino EGR Tube ProKit Part #: PMXN200PRO

6.7L Ford Power Stroke Diesel Exhaust Gas Recirculation EGR Repair Kit - Nino

The ProMAXX® EGR (Nino™) repair kit is the best and fastest means on the planet to repair broken EGR Tube Mounting bolts - period for Power Stroke repair. Why waste eight hours to remove the intake, turbocharger, and exhaust manifold only to replace it vs about 45 minutes to repair it? Drill, tap, done!

Nino HD Part #: PMXMCK300PRO

ProMAXX Tool understands the frustration that can arise when dealing with broken bolts on exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) tubes in engines like the Mack MP8 and Volvo D13. Thankfully, our expertise lies in offering effective solutions to overcome such challenges. We have developed a specialized tool that simplifies the process of fixing broken bolts on EGR tubes. With our innovative approach, we ensure a swift and efficient repair that saves you time and money.

DEF Doser Tank Valve ProKit Plus Part #: PMXDVR300PRO

ProMAXX® Tool’s new DEF Doser Decomposition Reactor Repair ProKit allows diesel technicians to quickly remove broken bolts on trucks using Cummins ISX, ISB, ISC and ISL engines. It also works on the Dodge Ram 6.7L Cummins Powered 2500 and 3500, Navistar N9, N10 and N13 as well as the PACCAR MX-11 and M-13.

The Bullit Adaptable Bolt Extractor Combo ProKit Plus has adjustable carriages that allow the tool to be configured for exact bolt patterns of just about any linear pattern, eliminating machine tolerances. The Guide plate features a 15 7/16” - Center-to-Center Span.

The Cummins ISX version features carriage adapters that lift the ProPlate to clear all obstructions specific to Cummins ISX engines. This ensures that the ProPlate remains on an even plane, making it customizable to match any inline bolt pattern.

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