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Help with Ssripped Hhx head screw on LLoyds air filter

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  1. BobB

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    Sorry for the typos on the thread heading.... Not sure how to fix that.

    Oh boy......I pulled my CCT gas tank last evening to clean my LLoyds Air Filter. There are 3 small hex head screw holding the retainer clip for the filter in place and I managed to strip the hex head screw. 4mm? I don't think I tightened it that hard when I installed it, but it seems frozen now. That and my novice skills got me into trouble. I haven't touched the other 2 as yet.

    I thought about clamping a vice grip onto the head and turning it, but I don't want to chance snapping the head off given it's on so tight or mangling it.

    I plan on spraying it with penetrating oil and letting it sit for a while before any action.

    Suggestions?
     
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    Tap gently with a hammer.
    Use something like ajax cleaner. Spit on bit head, dip it in the ajax and use normally, but with a little more downward pressure.
    Trick I learned fixing UH-60s.
     
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    @Nuklhed - Good Idea. I'll try that. Thanks !! (Keeping my fingers crossed)
     
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    On YouTube there are some exulant videos on this subject ... Please take the time to watch some of them ...
     
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    Stick the wrench on it and tap it with a hammer at the same time that you turn it
     
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    I've removed rounded hex head by using Dremel or right angle grinder either tool with cutoff wheel. Make a slot across hex head and use flat blade screw driver, or use straight bit from driver set with 1/4" hex socket and rachet to remove. Good luck. Last resort if threads are fouled, then use an insert to repair, available at hardware or Auto parts store as complete kit- tap and insert.
     
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    rubber band across the tip of the Allen wrench may help as well (don't use the ball-end Allen wrench), works with Philips, but never tried with hex. Also, maybe a flat or Philips will fit in there. Chances are you won't snap the head off with vise-grips but if you do, you can slide the filter off over the exposed threads and grab the remaining screw with the vise-grips and replace the screw. Finally, a cheap Torx may work to bite into it. Whichever way, you'll want to replace the screw, maybe all of them. I hesitate to suggest the easy-out in this case but it's still an option if you are familiar with how they work.
     
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    If you butchered it time to get Mid-evil and grab the vise grips. Just pull the damn thing out. replace with a self tapping bolt of similar size, that soft aluminum will accept new threads real nice.
     
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    Thanks for all the suggestions. Time to get to it.
     
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    If you still have problems take a torx bit socket slightly larger than Allen head with a long extension and tap it down in there.
     
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    Sears sells the easy out kit. Lowe’s and Home Depot should too. Good luck. The dremel slot idea is what I do.
     
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    How does the Ajax work, just curious.
     

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