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Old 19th February 2009
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Angry Torx screw problem

The star shape on the head of the screw is not catching my torx screw cause its warn... any suggestions or ideas how to resolve this...? tried pliers, what else?

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Try pliers or maybe a flat head the same size at the star key and give it a wack.
Depending on where itís located, maybe if it had a hack saw black cut down enough to use a flat head screwdriver just take your time...



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If there is space, use a vice grip, small one. $%#% those torx head
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How much room do you have to work? Maybe try something like this?
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I have This Kit
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I have This Kit
How's it work???????? could you use it on a manifold bolt?
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How's it work???????? could you use it on a manifold bolt?
Sure, you just attach it to your power drill, and then drill out the head of the ruined bolt to the correct shape, then you turn the bit "upside down" and turn the drill on reverse. It works sort of like a "tap and die" kit. First it makes the correct shaped hole out of the head of the riuned bolt, then it threads and removes it.
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I have had this problem several times on my car and i use a left hand drill bit to make a small hole in the bolt and then an easy out.
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I have had this problem several times on my car and i use a left hand drill bit to make a small hole in the bolt and then an easy out.
Left hand drill bit is actually a 'bit' with thread. (basically a left hand screw drill bit). When you screw that in the head, the other screw turns and comes out. In order to get the thread in though, a hole using a regular drill bit is needed first. Specifications of such drill bit are on screw bit packaging.

www.homedepot.com

NOTE* make sure to drill far into the screw head and screw the left hand screw bit as far in as possible... or it'll snap like a twig, when your working it out. Otherwise, then your left with a screw head that is threaded, and has a reinforced drill bit through the center... you can think about a hack saw at this point.

I ended up taking pliers and ripped the O-ring off the turbo manifold.
I also went through 7 drill bits.

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No I use a standard left hand drill bit and bore a small hole and then use a tool called an easy out. The reason for left hand drill bit is to keep from running the screw further in while boring hole.
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No I use a standard left hand drill bit and bore a small hole and then use a tool called an easy out. The reason for left hand drill bit is to keep from running the screw further in while boring hole.

Interesting, this type of drill bit was unfamiliar to a home depot employee... then again..... not comment.


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google left hand drill bit and screw extractor, sears or home depot will not caryy these. Industrial supply is best bet, they will break but not as easy.
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Interesting, this type of drill bit was unfamiliar to a home depot employee... then again..... not comment.


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Maybe you need to try lowes instead... http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...320&lpage=none

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