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Old April 1st, 2006, 05:12 PM   #1
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Default Stubborn Allen head @#$%&* Bolt.. tips for removal ?

It connec ts the block to the transmision.. i know i shouldnt be an alen head bolt but it is.. if i ever see the person who put that in thre i'll stab them in the eye with a hot soldering iron !
Bbut anyway.. the only way ive been able o get on it is with an extension because its between two cooler lines for the trany and of course its a 69 motor so everything has a nice thick coatin of grease/oil so torch is out of the question... any good way to get on this thing STRONG so i can break it loose or snap te head off( at least then i can get the motor out) ??

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if you have to cut off an allen wrench so you can put it in a socket to reach past the cooler lines. use a die grinder it goes right through them. if by chance its so worn it needs more bite use a torx bit and pound it in so it real tight. then it won't slip out.
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use a torx bit and pound it in so it real tight. then it won't slip out.
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Also, for stubborn bolts, soak them continuously for as long as you can.

Normally, I'd say to soak it, but thats probably an issue with a steel bolt and an aluminum housing, so its not a rust issue. They just like to stick.
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Also, for stubborn bolts, soak them continuously for as long as you can.

Normally, I'd say to soak it, but thats probably an issue with a steel bolt and an aluminum housing, so its not a rust issue. They just like to stick.
yes it has a well oiled system of rust prevention.. im sure its just Stuck.. I worked on i a bit more and realized its not Rounded out yet... the hex just won stay in.. :miff: i get a good grip on it and give er shit and it pops out
So i need to get creative with the prybars and fin a way to keep the socket pressed on and give er hell
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Same trick as with Torx. Put the socket on with the extension and beat the fukc out of it with a small sledge to drive shocks through the bolt. Then crank on it.

Always works for me on CJ door hinges.
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i have welded nuts on stipped allen heads with great luck. fill the center with weld and the pounding the torqs in is a good plan to
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Well if you have the right allen bit you should have no problem at all... My toyoa uses one allen bolt to hold the intake on... i stripped it getting it out... pounding the next closet allen into it... this case switched from a metric to a standard... Allens are really hard to to strip if you use the right size.
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