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Old 06-17-2008, 06:13 PM   #1
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im in the process of converting a hyper 8 and the engine mount is stuck, even my power drill won't make it budge, and no its not stripped. how do you guys get a stuck engine mount off? any help would be appreciated. thanks
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The losi 8ight engine mounts are the same way. You have to get a flat head screwdriver and tap on the side of the screw. Its hard to explain on the internet, I hope you know what I mean.
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its still not budging
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what kind of screw are we talking about?
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cant drill the head off?
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Old 06-17-2008, 07:08 PM   #7
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Try heating the engine mounts (not the screws themselves) with a heat gun; this'll cause the aluminum to expand slightly and may help the screw back-out.
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i tried heating it but it still won't budge, and what do you mean by drilling the head off?
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its the one on the bottom of the chassis right?

take a big drill bit and drill off the head, that will leave you with the shank sticking out of the mount, grab that with some vise grips and turn it out.
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Try heating the engine mounts (not the screws themselves) with a heat gun; this'll cause the aluminum to expand slightly and may help the screw back-out.

+1 on the heat. Don't just warm it up get it blazin hot. This will positively be the easiest and least damaging way to back it out.
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+2 on heating
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i dont care about damaging the screws and mounts cuz im not gonna be using them but ill try to drill the head off
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Try heating the engine mounts (not the screws themselves) with a heat gun; this'll cause the aluminum to expand slightly and may help the screw back-out.
Yeah, that's right...... heat it. Heat the engine mount until it gets very hot and then twist the stuborn screw. Use a gas lighter to heat it.
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After you heat it, give a few solid hits with a hammer with a bit that fits into the screw nicely and it should back out. If not, don't know what to tell ya other than drilling it out. What type of loctite are you using? How tight are you cranking these things down?
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Use a dremmel and make a slot on the screw...then remove it with a flat head screwdriver.
If it doesn't go off put the flat head bit on an electric drill so that you can add more pressure on the screw and unscrew it with the drill.
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