01-24-2008, 06:57 PM #1
While removing the intake grate, I rounded out one of the front allen head bolts. It's one of the front ones that are at an angle and are recessed up into the grate. Any ideas on how to get it out. Screw extractors have not worked. These bolts are stainless and hard as hell.
01-24-2008, 07:02 PM #2
- Join Date
- Feb 2007
- south bend IN
Can you drill off the head of the bolt take off the grate then grab the bolt with vice grips.
01-24-2008, 07:10 PM #3
I thought about that. Any suggestions on what type of drill bit to use?
01-24-2008, 07:33 PM #4
Another thing you can try is to use a good quality torx bit that you hammer into the allen head (make sure it's a tight fit). Then hit it with an impact driver. If it bites, it will usually start the allen head turning.
01-24-2008, 07:40 PM #5
01-24-2008, 07:59 PM #6
watch hammering on the bolt. Remember that nut at the other end is set in glass.
01-24-2008, 08:04 PM #7
01-24-2008, 10:22 PM #8
01-24-2008, 10:38 PM #9
Dremel a slot into it
If you have a Dremel with a cut off wheel you could make a slot
using the edges. Then use a screwdriver to fit and you might be there.
01-24-2008, 10:40 PM #10
- Join Date
- Jan 2006
- Taylor, MI 48180
Heat! Heat up the bolt to soften the pastey green lock tite that they put on at the factory. Like gator said the torx thing work good or just a good craftsman flat blade that you would have to hammer into the allen hole. That way if you break it they will replace it. Or take a small dremel a cut a couple of slots for a larger flat blade. But, this is all no good if you do put some heat on it with a small heat source. Be careful not to burn the paint. Then if your desperate get yourself some good spary cutting oil and some cobalts and go slow. Good Luck!
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