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post #1 of 27 Old 02-18-2008, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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Rounded Off Bolt

Guys Im taking my wheels off to get them powdercoated for some reason two of the bolts that hold the front rotor on rounded while trying to remove them with the allen key. the last one came out ok just these two. Any sugestions on how I should get them out? Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 27 Old 02-18-2008, 06:55 PM
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Use an "easy out" bit or you could use a dremel and cut slots for a flathead screwdriver and get it out with a drill. I had the exact same thing happen. I used and "easy out" and it came out luckily. Good luck, those bolts are soft and with Red loctitie their easy to strip.
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Easy out is the way to go just make sure to use right size drill bit and get a good bite before you go for it. As your turning the easy out tap it with a hammer to keep it biting.
Never had much luck with the flat head aproach and its easy to slip and dick up surrounding parts while doing it, def last resort
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Use an "easy out" bit or you could use a dremel and cut slots for a flathead screwdriver and get it out with a drill. I had the exact same thing happen. I used and "easy out" and it came out luckily. Good luck, those bolts are soft and with Red loctitie their easy to strip.
exactly. fuggen red loctite with soft bolts is a nightmare.

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Prior to removing rotor bolt use an allen socket of the right size and before you put a ratchet on it take a deadblow hammer and give them a good whack or 2 with the socket in the bolt head to loosen up the locktite. They may still come out with an allen socket after whacking them a couple of times to help loosen up the locktite, depending on how bad they are rounded. Worth a try.....

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Speaking of hammering it in the star sockets, security bits like the ones on your ignition will bite sometimes to when things get ugly.
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Prior to removing rotor bolt use an allen socket of the right size and before you put a ratchet on it take a deadblow hammer and give them a good whack or 2 with the socket in the bolt head to loosen up the locktite. They may still come out with an allen socket after whacking them a couple of times to help loosen up the locktite, depending on how bad they are rounded. Worth a try.....

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Those bolts are a nightmare. I used a easy out.
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Use a impact driver with the correct size allen.Put coarse valve grinding compound on the tip on the allen(the sand in the compound helps bind the allen)Now hit the impact driver with a very solid hit and turn(solid hit helps break up the loctight).
If that doesn't do it,nothing else is easy.Easy out or drill the head of the allen off then use vise grips on the stud.
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I had the same problem with one of those bolts. I tick welded a alen key to the bolt and took it out.
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