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Old 07-05-2009, 04:53 PM   #1
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I have an RS4 here with a crappy engine that needs replacing. I have a .18 engine ready to replace but i cant get the engine screws out. As in the screws at the bottom of the chassis under the engine.

I have tried every Phillips head screw driver i own and non seems to work. They are really STUCK in there. Do you guys have any tricks up your sleeve to get them out?
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:40 AM   #2
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Heat it up on the stove, use your left hand to put pressure on the engine head and on the opposite hand apply pressure to the phillips screw and twist left.
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:36 AM   #3
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Put a towel on a solid table and turn the car upside down so the head is resting on the table. Use a #2 phillips driver with a good tip. Hold the screwdriver with one hand and the car with another, put your chest on top of the hand holding the screwdriver and use as much of your body weight as possible while turning. If this doesn't work, or the screws are already stripped, you can use a dremel to cut a slot in the screw head. Then you can use a flat head driver. You car also drill out the head using a 1/8 inch drill bit and your favorite drill.

I wouldn't heat the car up on the stove. You run the risk of melting the plastic and getting some burns from overheating the chassis.
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