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Old 08-24-2008, 08:18 PM   #1
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The Bolts that bolt my engine mount onto the chassi are stuck. I got this car used and its like they are stuck. too much lock tite or something. Any ideas on how to get them out?
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:26 PM   #2
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Did you try heating them?
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The Bolts that bolt my engine mount onto the chassi are stuck. I got this car used and its like they are stuck. too much lock tite or something. Any ideas on how to get them out?
Pics might help but I would try a heat gun first. Probably has red locktite on it.
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If they do indeed have loctite...

Take your electronics out [atleast reciever and battery] flip the car over, stick your tool into the screw [allen or phillips whatever it is] and hit the back of your tool with a hammer, get 2 or 3 real solid whacks in. do this for each screw, it has a tendancy to "break" the loctite, since it dries to a very brittle consistency.
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Yes I tried heating it and hitting it.
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one word "DREMEL"
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Hit the screw head with a soldering gun. A heat gun won't get the target screw hot enough.

If it's stripped you can use a dremel to cut a slot or just cut it out, but I'd save that as the last resort as that could cause damage if you slip up.


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-.- lame. i hate this crap
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drill the head off..done
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dremel it off..i have a air dremel for my air compressor and wen i got my buggy it had lots of stripped screws that i had to cut slots into to unscrew
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Take soldering gun an make sure you get it hot - release temp for loctite is something like 400F, some are higher. If no luck, dremel will take care of it.
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