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Old 06-29-2005, 01:39 AM   #1
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Ok, here`s my problem.

My engine`s screwed on directly by 3 screws to the chassis. I`ve now cross screwed 1 of them and rounded the other. i can`t seem the get both out now. ( yup, i know. Shoot me)

ANy ideas or past similar experiences? how can i remove them without damaging anything?

THanks and cheers!
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Old 06-29-2005, 02:17 AM   #2
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A couple of suggestions that may help-
* Try cutting a fairly deep slot into the threaded screw/s using a dremel tool....then use a good quality slotted screwdriver to get it out.
* If they`re threadlocked in, they may need some heat applied to help loosen them.....a soldering iron applied to the screw/s may help here.
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Old 06-29-2005, 02:28 AM   #3
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My chassis scraped the ground and tore the heads off the engine screws at the bottom. I have no idea how to remove the destroyed screws, not the i need to though. Atleast the engine isnt going anywhere though.
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Thanks guys,

AndyT, what do u mean by using soldering iron?

i don`t understand that.
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You could use a soldering iron to heat the screw and by the heat the threadlock would be less sticky.
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Old 06-29-2005, 11:47 AM   #6
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Alright, thanks!

there isn`t any threadlock on my screws.

so, should i just drill through my screws?
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Alright, thanks!

there isn`t any threadlock on my screws.

so, should i just drill through my screws?

Thats one of the many great ways to solve your problem. After you pull the engine you can just grab the stub with pliers and remove the remainder of the screw.
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Old 06-29-2005, 01:19 PM   #8
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Wait a min, am a little coufused now,

Do i drill in to my screws from the mushroom head?

Or do i Drill across my screws into half?

Or do u mean drill the entire mushroom head out?
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You can do a variety of things. It depends on whats left. But I would try reslotting them or getting the craftsman screw out tool. Which removes worn screws.
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Alright!

Thanks again Artificial-I

I`ll check that out at a hardware shop!

Thanks guys!
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If you drill the screw out, you drill off the head. The drill bit contacts the screw just like a screw driver does. This might be your best option if you cross threaded the screw all the way in and its really tight.
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Ok, here`s my problem.

My engine`s screwed on directly by 3 screws to the chassis. I`ve now cross screwed 1 of them and rounded the other. i can`t seem the get both out now. ( yup, i know. Shoot me)

ANy ideas or past similar experiences? how can i remove them without damaging anything?

THanks and cheers!


i've had this problem with my ntc3 in the past.i can tell u,i was scratching my head trying to figure out how to remove it.i don't have a dremel,so i can't cut a slot in the screw.i also don't have a drill,so can't drill through it.my solution,bring the car to my lhs and ask them to cut a slot in the screw head and remove it.VOILA!!!.just ask ur lhs if they can do it.i think most lhs will do it.
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Old 06-29-2005, 10:57 PM   #13
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Cool, thanks guys!
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