While working on my pump, I began removing the bolts that attach the end of the pump (by the electronics) to the pump itself (I know...very dumb idea). I removed 2 bolts before realizing that I hadn't actually detached them and instead I had just snapped them. There's about 1/4" of thread left on each, but they don't go in anymore.
I'm wondering what people think I should do. Here's my options as far as I can tell:
a) Detach the other two (possibly snapping them in the process as well). Then disassemble the the pump. Try to tap out the snapped threads that are stuck in there and replace the bolts with new ones.
b) Bring the motor to a shop and try to have the end cap welded to the body to help support the absence of the 2 bolts.
c) Do nothing...the end seems very well attached despite only having 2 of the 4 bolts. Only problem with this is that I don't know if the bolts are doing anything else that I can't see. And also, I don't know what will happen once the pump turns on...is there a high degree of pressure on the end that can blow off the end without the 2 bolts?
d) Do nothing and replace the motor.
I'm leaning towards option 'c', but wanted to know if any experts thought it would be a bad idea for any reason.
Here's pics of the bolts:
(Note: I had this in an unrelated thread concerning a leak, but decided to start a new thread for this problem)