Originally Posted by misteright1_99
You could try drilling it out, then retapping it to 1/4" .. These are the things you have to do with these engines. My advice would be replace ALL the studs while you have the engine out......
P.S. My tensioner didnt last a day.........My spring tensioner has lasted over 1000 miles.....
Im thinking make a dimple with a punch in the stud, then use a bit that fits that dimple, and drill out the center of the stud. This should allow the rest to turn out easier(maybe). I shoulda replaced all those studs, but kept putting it off. I broke it just doing standard bolt/nut check.