stripped bolt heads
Posted April 16, 2004 - 02:48 AM
any suggestions as to getting them both out??
Posted April 16, 2004 - 05:23 AM
Posted April 16, 2004 - 06:19 AM
Posted April 16, 2004 - 11:07 AM
Posted April 16, 2004 - 12:13 PM
First try using a single hex socket (6 faces ). Otherwise get a flank drive socket (snap on) or a metrinch socket. If this fails use the above advise re easy outs. Alternateively, disconect all your electrics and weld a nut to the bottom of the sump plug and remove it that way.
For the frame oil strainer:
Get a deep socket, preferably in single hex. Then grind the first 1/16" of the bottom of the socket. All souckets have a taper which makes them go over the bolt easier. If you remove this taper section you will get a bit of extra bite.
hope this helps.
Posted April 16, 2004 - 12:24 PM
Posted April 16, 2004 - 12:26 PM
I had a frozen bolt on my fork leg (one of the ones that holds the front axle). No matter what I did or used, it wouldn't budge. Finally I cut a groove in the bolt head with a kacksaw and used an impact screw driver and it worked like a charm.
That would be hacksaw, not kacksaw, just in case someone actually thought there was such a tool.
Posted April 16, 2004 - 10:38 PM
Posted April 16, 2004 - 11:27 PM
Bunnings will have them, or Mitre 10.
I really advise the single hex socket option first. Unless you have completely butchered the head, you should be able to get it out with no worries.
Posted April 17, 2004 - 12:04 AM