That's a wealth of information.
Thanks for sharing. Much appreciated!
I was very concerned about this being an engine mount bolt and its right front above the tie rod. Kind of close to the carburator. I have to use an extender to reach it with the socket. Can't get any tools or my hands up in there to try anything else the way the bolt is situated.
I spent several hours yesterday cleaning off all the leaked oil everywhere I could reach it.
My torch arrived yesterday. But I was hesitant to just go out there and end up torching the whole gt tractor in case I set it on fire or cause gas vapors to explode.
I do have a breaker bar and I did try the cheater bar on it but to no effect (several days, several times). I have used that to remove mower spindle bolts and does work like a charm.
However, at the time, I was using a 12 point socket so decided to wait until the 6 point socket I ordered arrives ( today, yeah!)
Don't want to round off the bolt head.
Meanwhile while I was cleaning the oil and dirt, I decided to clean the air filter and discovered a breather tube had cracked too. Luckily I had a part replacement on hand. That cracket breather tube really added to the oil, dust, dirt mess on its own.
So today after the 6 point socket gets delivered I will give the breaker plus cheater bar socket another try.
If that does not work I will try the torch, very carefully.
I am wondering if I were to use my new Makita hammer, driver, drill with an impact socket if that would be okay to try.
If I can get it in there. Never had a nice drill like that before so I really do not know how safe that would be.
I suspect I could end up with a wrist injury of some sort as I am not very strong. I have to learn about using the correct settings on it yet.
All I had before was an old DeWalt corded electric drill.