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 Post subject: chain guide bolt removal.. help!
Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:43 pm 
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chain guide bolt removal.. cant remove head, bloody bolt that holds the guide in is rounded.
any tips to getting this flamin pain in the a*** out? need to get running asap!
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Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:08 pm 
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Rounded bolts are a complete pain in the a*** aren't they :x

You could try filing the edges of the bolt head down to a smaller size so you can jam a smaller sized socket on it - we resorted to that when my uncle rounded a headbolt :lol:. Make sure you use a decent socket too (preferably a 6-point impact), will help prevent slipping and rounding off the head.

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:08 pm 
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Im assuming it's the top bolt. ive seen a couple that have been rounded. The easiest way is to weld another nut on top of it.

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:10 pm 
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Forgot to mension use a high tensional nut perferably.

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:34 am 
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lol, this bolt always does this. Get a 3/8 double hex socket, bash it on with a hammer and.....im sure you can work the rest out. :D
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Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:06 am 
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sweet thanks, i got a nut welded onto it, and then welded the spanner on to it also! this was that tight it bent the spanner undoing it!
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Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:47 pm 
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ebed_falcon wrote:
sweet thanks, i got a nut welded onto it, and then welded the spanner on to it also! this was that tight it bent the spanner undoing it!


...wow... :shock:

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:57 pm 
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ebed_falcon wrote:
sweet thanks, i got a nut welded onto it, and then welded the spanner on to it also! this was that tight it bent the spanner undoing it!


Try using a 1/2" drive 6-point hex socket on the welded nut, plus a 1/2" drive breaker bar. I've used vice grips when all else fails.

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:07 pm 
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yes stupid bolt, i had one turned up with a nice bigger tighter sized hex after i had the same dramas getting the original one out.

if it moves and it shouldn't, weld it up lol

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:05 pm 
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There is one way to stop this issue before it gets the point of rounded bolt heads.

Use better quality tools. A few dollars spent on a decent single hex socket will mean it never happens.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:24 am 
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tickford_6 wrote:
There is one way to stop this issue before it gets the point of rounded bolt heads.

Use better quality tools. A few dollars spent on a decent single hex socket will mean it never happens.


this one bolt has claimed many of my snap on single hex 10mm sockets. Luckily for the lifetime warranty..otherwise there would be a lifetime debt!

I cant imagine going to the extremes of welding a nut on top of it to get it off??
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Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:27 am 
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How tight did Ford put the f**k on? It takes a lot of force to bend a spanner...

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:29 am 
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krisisdog wrote:
How tight did Ford put the f**k on? It takes a lot of force to bend a spanner...



not fords fault. The thread has a sealant on it which goes hard after time.
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Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:45 pm 
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eboost wrote:
krisisdog wrote:
How tight did Ford put the f**k on? It takes a lot of force to bend a spanner...



not fords fault. The thread has a sealant on it which goes hard after time.


I thought it was just normal gasket maker or loctite? I never had any issues with that bolt at all using a multi-hex socket...

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:22 pm 
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just the luck of the draw i guess? Some are real easy, and some not so.
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