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Old 05-11-2010, 08:25 AM   #1
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What do you do when you can't get screws loosened up? I have some screws that hold the engine mount to the chassis that I can not get unloosened. Please help.
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Try using a heat gun, usually that helps even if its loctited.
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heat gun works great
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I keep one of the 2.5mm L shaped wrenches that come with the kits and put fuel tubing on them. It will break them loose......
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i use a heat gun or a soldering iron and put the tip on the screw or i tapp it with a hammer a lit bit
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Here's the best steps to follow, and make sure you do them in order:

1. Go to local auto parts store
2. Buy one (1) 16 oz "Can O Man"
3. Go home and grab appropriate tool
4. Proceed to loosen stuck screws!



Just kidding! All the above tips should help you out just fine!
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If all else fails use a dremel and slot it and use a big blade screwdriver. But definatly try the heat gun 1st
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Yea heat gun-Then make sure the screw head is clean-No mud drime in there-New Hex tip, Or a good condition one.. and then try.. last resort as mentioned above dremel small slot then use a flathead to take it out. I try to replace my engine screws on a frequent basis. As there are prone to getting stuck, and the hex getting chewed up on rocks ect..
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I've heard heat gun a lot, that's never wokred for me unless its loc tite holding it in. I usually go with the L shape wrench but I've had some screws so tight it just twist the wrench lol. If that don't work I spray wd40 on the screw and wait couple min, this usually does the trick, if not its dremel time
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I've heard heat gun a lot, that's never wokred for me unless its loc tite holding it in. I usually go with the L shape wrench but I've had some screws so tight it just twist the wrench lol. If that don't work I spray wd40 on the screw and wait couple min, this usually does the trick, if not its dremel time
i think thats what he was asking for was motor screws asumming theres loctite on them
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I had one the other day that just wouldn't break loose, but I pulled all the other screws out, held the screw with a hex driver and rotated the engine mount in the chassis to get it free. I've had way better luck doing that than the heat gun. Like losi racer said, that only seems to work if you've used loctite.
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Freaking hilarious. I should have figured I would get a response like that. I will try the heat gun method first. If all else fails maybe my wife can do it.

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3. Go home and grab appropriate tool
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If it's on a sturdy enough part, or if you can put that part on something solid, then an impact driver works spectacular. The kind you put on the screw, turn slightly then hit with a hammer. The hammer impact both presses the bit into the screw (no slipping) and turns the bit. Probably less than $20 at Sears.
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Freaking hilarious. I should have figured I would get a response like that. I will try the heat gun method first. If all else fails maybe my wife can do it.
I couldn't resist!
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Another option is to use a screw extractor....just drill a small hole down the centre and use the screw extractor...

If you have hardened screws this won't work. It may do if you have a drill bit that will drill them (carbide?)
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