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how to remove stripped screws

Old 11-19-2009, 12:41 PM
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Hiya,

I just received my used Hyper 8, but many of the underside countersunk hex screw are stripped and wont come out.
Is there a tool to remove them?

Also, the center driveshafts on the car have a lot of movement in them - they can move back and forth a large amount. Is this normal for this car?


Many thanks for any help!
Old 11-19-2009, 05:08 PM
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Default RE: how to remove stripped screws

you'll need to dremel out a slot in the head of the screw make sure its deep and use a flat head tho it could be the differance between metric and SAE too, idk about the driveshaft you can use feul tubing to make up the differance

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Dremel cutoff tool, make sure you get a nice clean cut so the screwdriver will grip.

If it is back and forth play, it is fine. If the outdrives have a slot in them from being worn by the driveshafts, then you might want to replace.
Old 11-20-2009, 06:13 AM
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the thing about the screws, i think the previous owner might have used red loctite on them, because i was breaking my allen keys trying to get them out
Old 11-20-2009, 06:52 AM
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Default RE: how to remove stripped screws

If there's red thread-lock, then you'll have to head it up with a small torch or lighter.
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Default RE: how to remove stripped screws


ORIGINAL: jjl5590

the thing about the screws, i think the previous owner might have used red loctite on them, because i was breaking my allen keys trying to get them out
Don't use allen keys, they will strip out very easily causing the screws to strip.
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Default RE: how to remove stripped screws

I imagine you plan to replace the screws. Then you could use worn allen wrenches of that specific size and glue them in. That should even overcome the locktite
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Default RE: how to remove stripped screws

i'd epoxy over glue... its a much stronger bond imo

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Doesn´t epoxy belong in the glue-category?
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Default RE: how to remove stripped screws

imo epoxy is different because its a chemical reaction between two compounds where as glue is a reaction bewteen the air and the glue but yes you could argue that expoy is a glue but you can't really compair epoxy to elmers, or wood glue, or even super glue while the super is the strongest epoxy is stronger just becuase there's a stronger chemical reation going on this makes stronger molecual bonds so it will take more force/heat to break them apart

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