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Old 09-05-06, 08:10 PM   #1
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stripped torx

i have one rotor bolt that is stripped. any way that i can get it out without drilling?
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Old 09-05-06, 08:11 PM   #2
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JB Weld or some type of strong epoxy to keep the bit attached to the bolt? I don't know if it would be strong enough though, I've never tried anything like that.
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I've used JB Weld on some larger allen bolts but nothing as small as a rotor bolt, but your best bet is to use JB Weld
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Easy-outs work sometimes - - especially the twist kind (as opposed to the square cross-section kind).
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Lots of Liquid Wrench for a day or two - then Easy-Out. Blow torch maybe depending on where it is.
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blow torch and aluminum hubs equal new hub.
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I know you said you didn't want to resort to drilling, but I've used a drill bit I found at sears like this one: http://www.alsnetbiz.com/homeimprove...ged_screw.html
with great success. I guess consider it a last resort if all else fails.
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Use a dremel and make a notch in it for a flat head. Worked for me.
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Use a dremel and make a notch in it for a flat head. Worked for me.
I've done that a few times. You have to pay attention to how deep you cut the notch and you have to take it slow when you're backing it out.
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