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Post by hambone » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:31 am

Any advice for getting that DEEP rearward-facing phillips screw to come loose? That sucker is TIGHT...PB Blasting it, but it hasn't helped yet. Sure don't want to strip that sucker out. What a tough location...
Must remove to replace window seal and deal with rust.
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Post by sped372 » Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:12 pm

Not sure which one you mean, specifically, but those impact screwdrivers are pretty slick for stuck hardware.
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Post by hambone » Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:08 pm

The one holding on the retaining strip.
Got it! The secret: gallons of PB, wait, massive micro bursts of torque while holding the screwdriver insanely tight to avoid stripping. I was only able to get 1/4 turn at a time, then finally it went with a creeaaaaaaaaak.
Good thing too, there is rust underneath. Blistery palms? Yep.
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Post by ruckman101 » Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:35 am

If the head isn't stripped out already, as a recent first time user, I can attest to the wonders of an impact screwdriver with a clean appropriate bit. Otherwise, a punch and a hammer on the outer edge of the head, angled towards the loosen direction. Last resort? Drill it out. Pick a bit the same size as the shank of the screw without the thread. Drill the head off. Although if you can't get to the stub end, other measures should be adopted. Even smaller drill bit and an EZ Out. No matter how you approach it, the absolute best is indeed feeling that sucker give by hand or wrench. Although, sometimes it's just the head breaking off with a bolt and wrench. A brief bit of happy and then :angryfire: .

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Post by hambone » Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:33 pm

Impact wouldn't fit back there...tough spot. And it's somewhat delicate anyway. A drill would be challenging too, I'm glad it went.
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Post by Amskeptic » Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:40 pm

hambone wrote:Impact wouldn't fit back there...tough spot. And it's somewhat delicate anyway. A drill would be challenging too, I'm glad it went.
We ALL take the TIME to clean/grease/lubricate all of our bolts nuts and washers as we put it all back together . . . then the next time is as fun as the Bentley looks . . .
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Post by ruckman101 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:36 am

Grease or anti-seize? I've been leaning anti-seize lately.

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Post by Amskeptic » Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:30 pm

ruckman101 wrote:Grease or anti-seize? I've been leaning anti-seize lately.

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Post by hambone » Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:38 pm

Whoa one of those Mystery Spots...
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Post by ruckman101 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:44 pm

I love long straight roads like that. The VLA in New Mexico is in the middle of one of those. Disappears in both directions.

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Post by ruckman101 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:46 pm

Oh, and doing the brakes, the axle grease I lubed the adjusting stars with just seemed dried out. Went with anti seize this time. And on the axle stub.

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Post by Amskeptic » Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:54 pm

ruckman101 wrote:Oh, and doing the brakes, the axle grease I lubed the adjusting stars with just seemed dried out. Went with anti seize this time. And on the axle stub.

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Post by jcbrock » Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:08 pm

Glad you got it. I got mine off, but can't get it back on with the new rubber. I'm not quite sure what the trick is, but it's on my to-do list for the upcoming visit. The only thing I've accomplished so far is dinging up the paint. Then there's the one on the other side...
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Post by Amskeptic » Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:29 pm

jcbrock wrote:Glad you got it. I got mine off, but can't get it back on with the new rubber. I'm not quite sure what the trick is, but it's on my to-do list for the upcoming visit. The only thing I've accomplished so far is dinging up the paint. Then there's the one on the other side...
Bend the channels out a little. It doesn't have to be a death-squeeze between the cover and the body.
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BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 129,490 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 94,225 miles

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