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    Motor mount removal advice?

    Anyone have any advice on removing motor mounts from a 4-tec. My Dewalt impact driver isn't doing anything against the motor mount bolts. Considering going back to the store and picking up a 450 ft/lb impact wrench, but I'm afraid that might break the heads off the bolts.


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    wow,i removed my front one with just a rachet,never messed with the rear ones.....someone will chime in soon, good luck!

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    Dewalt isn't strong enough. I have the same impact. Use a rachet.

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    On these new model skis the mount sits on top of a plate. My new hull already has the plates bolted in, so I don't want to remove them. But these damn mounts are then bolted in with recessed hex head bolts. I've tried using a 6 MM allen key with a breaker bar, but the allen just slips out.

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    Re: Motor mount removal advice?

    Try hitting/shocking the Allen with a hammer as you try removing. Or throw a torch on it real quick. Then try.

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    Have you tried a penetrating oil??
    Maybe a little heat??

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    Use a 1/2 inch ratchet and hex socket to remove the 2 hex bolt that attach the mount to the plate. I thought they were larger than 6mm though. If you are not using that hull again I would not worry about the head braking off. I would be more concerned with stripping the hex bolt.

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    Mike you have to pull the whole assembly out because you need heat on the plates I do 3 of these jobs a week like this it's the only way without breaking the Allen's off in the plates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBoost View Post
    Mike you have to pull the whole assembly out because you need heat on the plates I do 3 of these jobs a week like this it's the only way without breaking the Allen's off in the plates.
    So there's no other way other than removing the whole plate?

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    Motor mount removal advice?

    Turbo sockets work great but you would need new Allen bolts after. That's what we have done

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