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    new truck? with stripped screws?

    i finally got my volcano, and for whatever reason it has a stripped screw on the engine. i can't adjust the motor or gear mesh to tranny. now what? if i send it back who knows how long it will be before something gets done about this? i would post a pic but i can't figure out how to. if i just drill it out i don't think i will get it out of the engine mount. everything else seems ok i think. other than a few stickers on the body that were put on and pulled off and put back on, making them look real bad. it looks like i can drill out the screw head but i really don't wanna but a new mount and screws. now i'm really frustrated. any ideas guys?
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    RE: new truck? with stripped screws?

    anyone?
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    RE: new truck? with stripped screws?

    and for anyone who is thinking it (cause i know i probably would) no i didn't forget how to use a screwdriver.thats the wat it was when i took it out of the box.
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    RE: new truck? with stripped screws?

    ok guess no one has any ideas. think i might just have to send it back.
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    RE: new truck? with stripped screws?

    I did a bit of googleing for ya and basically found that the best way is to drill out the head of the screw.

    "Drill directly through the center of the head with a drill bit maybe a third the size of the head, about 1/8" deep. Use progressively larger bits until the head of the screw comes off. There should be more than enough screw shank (the "body" of the screw) remaining to grip with a pair of pliers... preferable self locking pliers such as Vicegrips. Hold tight and carefully turn the screw out."

    This confirms my opinion that phillips head screws have no buisness on R/C kits. I am in the process of replacing all of mine with hex head.

    Hope that helps [sm=thumbup.gif]


    edit: it is countersunk right?

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    RE: new truck? with stripped screws?

    I looked at the screws on the bottom of the chassis and they dont appear countersunk..they look like button head. If you have a dremel, you could cut a groove in the head and then use a flat head screwdriver to get it out.

    I will try to find a pic of what I mean.

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    RE: new truck? with stripped screws?

    cool thx i'm gonna try the dremel first to cut a slot for a straight screwdriver. and yes they are buttonhead screws. i'm hitting the hardware store for some hex head screws today.
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    RE: new truck? with stripped screws?

    If that fails motor mounts arnt that all much, and it will still hold with only 3 screws till you get a new set of motor mounts.
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    RE: new truck? with stripped screws?

    the dremel making a slot should work, i do it all the time on my rc's. engine screws always seem to strip out no matter what brand rc you have, just be careful not to cut to deep and the head falls off, do a little at a time.
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    RE: new truck? with stripped screws?

    thx again ehroof you da man. thx again to you too corr i was gonna try to drill out the whole screw but you came though to save me what could have been a load of trouble. lol
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    RE: new truck? with stripped screws?

    No prob..just glad to help. [sm=bananahead.gif]

    As I was typing the first bit it hit me that they might not be countersunk screws so I took a look.

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    RE: new truck? with stripped screws?

    They seem too strip out a lot on the engine mine also did that so then i went to fastenal and got 100 and some screws for like 5.00 so every time its starts becoming stripped i replace it with a new Phillips and i haven't had a problem since then. so now i have a lot of screws that i change they are mostly the four bottom screws on the motor. My idea for u was drill out the head like corr said the just get a new motor mount if you cant get the screw out as long as you can drill the head off then just get a new motor mount and you should be fine and every couple of times after screwing it out replace the screw.
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    RE: new truck? with stripped screws?

    I use an easy out. Its like a drill bit with a blade at the end and you run the drill in reverse. It cuts into the screw and takes it right out.
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    RE: new truck? with stripped screws?

    Both dremel or easy out is the way to go! I use which ever is closer at the time!
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