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Can't remove muffler screws OS 32 SX

Old 08-04-2014, 08:54 AM
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needed to remove muffler from OS 32 SX, but muffler screws are frozen. Coming close to wallowing out the screw head. Any Suggestions? Thanks
Old 08-05-2014, 11:13 AM
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Worst case is that you must drill off the heads of the bolts. Then they'll come right out. Maybe you can also grip the heads with a small pair of Vise-Grip pliers and turn them off. You might be able to saw a straight slot in the bolt heads to use a flat-blade screwdriver. Any one of these may be what works.

The main problem is that the screws use JIS cross-point screws and not Phillips screws. However, many times a #2 Phillips will work, but apply gentle, steady pressure, and don't jerk it while trying to loosen the screws.
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thanks Bax, yes I'm aware of the JIS standard and used that type of screwdriver, but even so, they're still frozen. I tried heating with a heat gun, but still to no avail. Guess I'll have to drill them.........thanks again.

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