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Old 06-01-2016, 09:40 PM
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The tip of my torx broke off inside the retainer screw of the hex adapter on my MIP X-Duty CVD's. Suggestions on the best way to salvage the most parts so I don't have to by a new rear axle AND bearing carrier? I have drill bits small enough, but I don't have confidence in the bit not breaking or even being strong enough since the material densities may be equal. The unfortunate thing is that I put it on way wrong and it's entirely too tight.

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Old 06-01-2016, 11:15 PM
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I'd try applying lubricant and knocking the axle though the hex with a hammer.
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Old 06-01-2016, 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted by ekt View Post
I'd try applying lubricant and knocking the axle though the hex with a hammer.
Great idea. Thank you.
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Drill into the grub screw, use a small enough bit that you mostly attack the broken driver tip, and not the grub. Then, use a broken screw extractor to remove the grub screw.

I've had to do this before.
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Try Freezing . then go @ it with dental pick.
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Cutting a slot w/dremmel using a cut-off wheel and use a flat tip screwdriver sometimes works.
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