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Help with Reed Valve
Ok, so I need a little help. While taking off my reed valve covers to coaster, one of the bolts snapped at the face of the reed valve. I took off the valve and had about half an inch of bolt sticking out. I tried spraying it with WD40 and waited. Then I tried an impact driver and a vise grip. I thought it was turning with the grips, but then it just snapped off further down. Now I have a little nub, see picture, about 1/4 inch maybe sticking out and I don't know what to do. I thought about heating it up, but am not sure if using an open flame here is very safe. Also before telling me to drill it out, please be more detailed, b/c I don't really know how to do that. Same with a tap/punch. I think that is what they are used for but need more of an explanation.
Thanks in advance.