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Old 02-24-2007, 12:35 AM   #1
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The bottom screw that holds in my motor on my BD has stripped, and I can't undo it! I was thinking of getting like a 6-8mm drill bit and drilling off the head, then hopefully if I get the head off the motor will just slide out and I can undo the rest of the screw one I have the motor out.

Anyone else done this? How did you get around it?? I have racing tomorrow and can't move my motor to fit a different size pinion!!

I've tried a brand new 2mm tip and no luck, and a 2.5mm driver wont fit.
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does it have a rounded head like a tc3 motor screw or a barrel type head like on an assoc buggy?
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You could drill it out or use one of those screw taps which have reversed threading.
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does it have a rounded head like a tc3 motor screw or a barrel type head like on an assoc buggy?
Its a rounded head.

What are these screw tapping things? Got a link so I can see what it is?
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if you could buy one this time or before the race. buy the ez screw out or something that sounds same as that.. i bout mine at sears for 20$ it has all the sizes.(4 for the regular screws including the one we use.) and other size are larger (we dont usually have those) it helps me a lot . it woubt hurt your chassis. keep it in you tool box all the time
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its called an ez out. use your dremel with a cut off wheel, make a slot, heat up the screw with your soldering iron then use a flathead screwdriver to get it out
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Ace hardware I think there called an easy out. Ah beat me to it
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do they have ace hardware in New Zealand
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or if is not stripped to bad, heat it up with the iron, then lay 1 or 2 pieces of tin foil over the head of the screw and tap your driver in, the foil will make it just a tad larger.
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Ace hardware I think there called an easy out. Ah beat me to it
ur just a post late from him. yup ez out is the best for me. dont need to slot the chassi or use solder and do headache if it wont come out. just used the ez out and let the dremel do the work. and make sure your dremel got torque (preffer the plug in one not the wireless.)
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No Ace Hardware, but plenty of other places. I will swing by one in the morning if I havn't got it out by then.
I will try the tin foil thing. The other thing I was thinking was take out the bulkhead then twist the motor and hopefully the screw would hold and not turn with the motor.
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you dont use solder, only the heat from the iron to expand the screw material, effectively loosening it up. and easy out are not to be used in a power tool, only by hand. drill out the screw with the proper bit for the ez out then insert the ez out and use a t handle to back it out.
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Thanks guys, I got it out! Few I took the bulkhead out and was able to twist the motor just enoungh to 'break' the screw loose. Then using some tin foil and my driver on an angle I was able to screw it out.
I will find out about the ez out, see if I can get one, sounds like something that would be very handy in your toolbox.
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Good you find out you were able to get the screw out. Remember the tin foil, the slotting of the head with a dremol, and heating up parts with a soldering iron to expand parts. All good ideas that do work. Some people should really read the post and learn, rather than rush to judgement and criticize.
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Old 02-24-2007, 04:46 AM   #15
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Next time use only good screws on your chassis and get a good set of wrenches. Bad wrench's will do that everytime.
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