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Old 02-13-2008, 07:40 PM
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This really stinks... i was unscrewing my engine head when my hex screw broke the tip of it and now its stuck in there and i cant get it out because i need to change my engine. and also my engine mount screws are supperrrrr tight and not even a electric screwdriver can get them out. SOMEONE PLEASEEE HELPP MEH!!![&o][&o][&o]
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use a regular screwdriver and what broke, take a picture
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:47 PM
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i cant because its inside the head... but ill try
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i meant for the motor mounts, take a picture of the head and what broke
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you know to unscrew the head there are hex which the pentagon shaped screws i have these that its a stick and at the tip its skinny for the hex size. and when i was unscrewing the head it broke off because it was tight and now its stuck in there and i cant get it out. and why do you need a picture of the screws of under the car of the engine mounts? if it just too tight?
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Old 02-13-2008, 08:17 PM
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i have the pictures... but how do i post them?
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Posting Images "How-To"
[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_2629917/tm.htm[/link]

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The one your having a problem with breakage, is that the four screws that hold your cooling head to the engine block? As for the screw that is super tight, try tightening it just a hair more to break the locktight or what ever is holding it.
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:21 PM
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no its that the hex screw is inside the head and i cant get it out.
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:39 PM
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why are you taking the head off when your changing your engine. the scews to take the engine on the bottom of the car is hard but just use a regular screw driver.
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You mean the hex tool broke inside the hex head so now you cant get a tool in it because the broken piece is in it?
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yessss thats exactly what it is
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:08 PM
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Leave it up to a mechanic to figure that out. J/K Now how to get it out I cant help you there other than trying to drill the head off the screw and once the head is off the engine you can unscrew the rest of teh treads.
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:11 PM
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ughh... thanks

atleast do you know a way to loosen a screw that is really tight?
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for geting the hex head out of the block, shop aroung for a reverse drill bit. you put this in your drill with it in reverse and it should pop out. for you probelm with tight engine bolts, get someone strong to do it lol
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heat the head of the screw with a soldering gun to try to loosen it.
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:30 PM
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Get some good t handle hexes. If it were a good set it would not have broke in the head. Head bolts can and will get very tight. I would try to drill it but it may be hard because the broken piece may be stronger than the drill bit that small and it may be hard to get the bit centered right to be able to drill. This is a hard one to figure out without actually having it in front of me. Im sure I would have something at the shop that would be able to get it out.
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:32 PM
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a BFH would work
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:35 PM
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BFH works for everything. Thats the ultimate multi tool for everything. If that dont work than nothing will!
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actually a BFH and then the ERP
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ERP?
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engine replacement program
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Oh duh!
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i think it would be fun to beat an engine flat with a BFH then send it to redcat and use the ERP and see what happens.
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:02 AM
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what kind of hex tool were you using? a ball point?



Those are common to snap... made for low torque applications.

I learned this the hard way once before... used a old knife and junk screw driver to pop out the end of it.
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